Open consultation

Improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises

Summary

This is an open call for evidence on improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises in the UK.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Through this call for evidence, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) wants to hear views and experiences of consumers’ broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas of the UK. In addition, DCMS would also like to receive information on both the known benefits of broadband services and the current barriers to deployment and take-up.

Additional evidence, either from the UK or abroad, on technology availability, maturity, capabilities and costs, from suppliers and vendors is also welcomed.

The evidence gathered will enable DCMS to assess the options available for delivering improved connectivity to areas where the costs of delivering better digital infrastructure have so far proven to be a barrier to deployment.

We are also seeking contributions from organisations that represent all of these groups.

How to participate

  1. If you are a resident household or a business user of rural broadband services then please complete the call to evidence via the online survey.

  2. If you are a market participant (i.e. telecoms provider or supplier) or organisation representing relevant stakeholders, then please complete the call to evidence via either the online survey or if you would prefer to provide a long form response please see the call for evidence document below for further details.

The online survey can be viewed in English or Welsh by selecting the language on the survey page.

Documents

Call for Evidence: Improving connectivity for Very Hard to Reach premises - compressed file

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Call for Evidence: Improving connectivity for Very Hard to Reach premises - Welsh version

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Ways to respond

Published 19 March 2021
Last updated 9 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Consultation deadline extended until 25 June 2021.

  2. Added Welsh version.

  3. HTML version added

  4. Added compressed file.

  5. First published.