The Government released its latest report on the progress made by the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. Thanks to this, superfast broadband is now available to over 2.4 million premises in the UK (an increase of 500 000 more premises since December 2014). This, according to the report, equates to nearly 8000 premises covered per £million of BDUK expenditure.
It looks as if UK broadband is at a crossroads – 2015/2016 could mark a big year with exciting change and exponential investment in broadband infrastructure. BT and Virgin Media are powering ahead with infrastructure roll out, and newer mobile broadband technologies like 4G and Wifi-calling are gaining traction.
Yesterday the European Commission unveiled their proposals on the Digital Single Market, one of President Jean-Claude Juncker’s top 5 priorities.
Their primary goal is to create a market where “individuals and businesses can seamlessly access and exercise online activities under conditions of fair competition, and a high level of consumer and personal data protection, irrespective of their nationality or place of residence”.
The Broadband Stakeholder Group has today published its work programme for 2015/16.