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Latest BDUK Performance Indicator data published

Latest BDUK Performance Indicator data published

The BDUK process continues to deliver and with the 7 year term around clawback (gainshare) the recycling of funding as take-up increases is critical to pushing the UK behind the current 95% superfast goal by the end of 2017, the hope is that before 2020 a 97% superfast coverage target will be reached. The premises figures are based around those who DCMS/BDUK have modelled as getting faster than 24 Mbps, for those who prefer the harder definition of 30 Mbps and faster our data indicates a 0.6% difference nationally, but this will be slightly different for the gap funded cabinets as they cover a wider footprint compared to the distinctly urban commercial footprint.

Cumulative to end of:

Premises with superfast broadband service made available

BDUK funding (?)

Number of premises covered per ?million of broadband delivery programme expenditure

December 2012 254 ?434,735 584
March 2013 16,638 ?6,767,185 2,459
June 2013 38,343 ?6,767,185 5,666
September 2013 111,968 ?10,347,568 10,821
December 2013 273,731 ?14,182,547 19,301
March 2014 508,801 ?58,586,408 8,685
June 2014 888,113 ?72,437,233 12,260
September 2014 1,383,777 ?99,766,011 13,870
December 2014 1,908,725 ?252,084,918 7,572
March 2015 2,411,395 301,444,870 7,999
June 2015 2,905,764 ?331,828,330 8,757
September 2015 3,311,843 ?372,153,178 8,899
December 2015 3,625,369 ?406,918,848 8,909
March 2016 3,840,643 ?476,742,422 8,056
June 2016 4,021,047 ?492,573,929 8,163
September 2016 4,168,739 ?497,656,699 8,377
December 2016 4,309,668 ?513,598.393 8,391
March 2017 4,426,493 ?550,832,876 8,036

For those keen to read the caveats to the data then the full document[1] covers everything, in simple summary remember that devolved administrations and local authorities gap fund on top of this amount, plus some areas have ERDF (EU money) and then the area that makes a few people hot under the collar is the contribution from suppliers (remember that the projects are not just BT Group any more). Spending from vouchers is not included.

The heady days of the first half of 2014 are a long time ago now and there is a clear trend since then of less premises being delivered per ?1 million of gap funding, and this is to be expected as even though there will be plenty of exchange only line premises with people complaining about not having been helped yet, there are many more in the last year who’ve seen network rearrangement so that their cable bundle gains VDSL2 (and in a few lucky cases full fibre FTTP). Another factor is the amount of FTTP being deployed which if part of any project has often been at the end of the roll-out and in the case of Wales a lot has gone live in the last six months and still more to come.

Change in superfast coverage across local authorities

English changes in superfast coverage between Dec 2016 and May 2017
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A copy of the English map with labels[2] is also available

Change in superfast coverage across local authorities

Scottish changes in superfast coverage between Dec 2016 and May 2017
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Change in superfast coverage across local authorities

Welsh changes in superfast coverage between Dec 2016 and May 2017
Click image for larger version The change maps cover both BDUK and commercial roll-outs, but show where the majority of the roll-out activity across England, Scotland and Wales is.

Northern Ireland misses out on an image, but the change since the end of December 2016 there has been 0.5%.

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References

  1. ^ the full document (www.gov.uk)
  2. ^ English map with labels (www.thinkbroadband.com)
  3. ^ Login (www.thinkbroadband.com)
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