Detail of outcome
The strategy is available to view.
As well as the strategy, we are publishing the responses to the consultation on the strategy we ran between August and October 2014.
Detail of feedback received
The Chancellor announced in his Budget Speech 2015 the Government’s ambition for the UK’s digital communications infrastructure. Alongside this announcement we have published the Government’s Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy that will establish the environment for market delivery that will take the UK’s broadband infrastructure from superfast to ultrafast and ensure that the UK remains among the best connected nations in the world.
This consultation is collecting evidence and views to develop a new Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy. This Strategy will look at what digital communications infrastructure is needed in the UK over the next 10-15 years to maintain our position as a world class digital nation. The Strategy will also consider what needs to be done by Government, industry and others to put this digital communications infrastructure in place.
The consultation document is not a draft strategy and does not present specific policy proposals. Instead we want you to send us views on:
- The role of Government;
- Scenarios of possible future user demand and technological developments;
- How the regulatory framework could change to maintain competition and to facilitate provision of infrastructure to meet demand;
- The scale of private investment required, and by when and by whom.
The consultation proposes that Government, industry, the regulator and users will need to share responsibility for meeting these challenges. The consultation also asks what action may be needed from each to provide digital communications infrastructure fit for a leading digital economy.
The Government plans to publish responses received from organisations to this consultation on after the consultation period has closed.