Department for Culture Media and Sport
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) – a team within DCMS – was set up to deliver the Government’s broadband strategy, bringing superfast broadband to all parts of the UK.
BDUK’s main role is to allocate and distribute £530m of funding, to bring superfast broadband to the third of UK homes and businesses which won’t be provided for by the broadband market and would otherwise miss out.
County councils, unitary authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships can apply for a share of the money by developing a local broadband plan setting out how everyone in the area will be provided with superfast broadband access.
Once the local plan is sufficiently developed, BDUK will allocate the funding and the work will be put out to tender to bidding suppliers.
Three areas – Wiltshire, Norfolk and Devon & Somerset – will receive a share of a £50m funding package for superfast broadband, adding to the four rural areas selected last year to pilot superfast broadband.
Contact your local councillor.
We want local communities to decide how broadband will be brought to their area. That is why we have made local authorities responsible for handling the roll-out of broadband in their area.
Community need should drive the process so contact your local authority and encourage them to apply for the funding.
Enquiries should be sent to enquiries-BDUK@culture.gsi.gov.uk