Insights Government publishes Autumn update on its Project Gigabit Delivery Plan


The Government is investing £5 billion to deliver fast reliable broadband for everyone in the UK. It says that more than 50% of UK homes and businesses can now access the fastest broadband speeds available, and 60% of all households will have access to gigabit-capable speeds by the end of 2021. More than a thousand schools are also now enjoying gigabit internet speeds.

The Project Gigabit update includes the sequencing and dates of English Phase 3 rural projects, covering around 500,000 premises in Essex, Lincolnshire, Devon & Somerset, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire, Dorset, Cheshire, and North Yorkshire. It also includes an update on Project Gigabit Phase One and Phase Two Delivery Plans.

An additional £8 million has also been announced to deliver full fibre to 3,600 premises in Scotland, as part of the Scottish Government’s R100 project, and £25 million to connect rural and remote parts of Northern Ireland. To read the Government’s press release, click here. To access the update, click here.