Policy paper

Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy

Invitation for views on the issues addressed in the strategy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



In July 2013, the Department for Culture Media and Sport published Connectivity, Content and Consumers – Britain’s digital platform for growth.

This report recognised the role that digital infrastructure and connectivity has in delivering economic and social benefits. The report announced the intention to develop a digital communications infrastructure strategy to ensure that the UK has the right infrastructure in place to meet the needs of users in 2025-30 and ensure that the UK remains a leading digital nation.

We are now publishing the terms of reference for the strategy and inviting views on the issues that it seeks to address. We are happy to hear from all users, consumer, business or public sector, with thoughts on the future demand for connectivity, the drivers for that demand, how this demand can be met and who needs to do what to ensure our infrastructure is capable of meeting user demand over the next 10-15 years.

These contributions will be used to inform an interim report, which we aim to publish in July 2014, that will be the subject of further consultation. The finalised strategy is due in December 2013.

Please respond to the following address:

DCIS@culture.gsi.gov.uk by 28 March 2014

Although we currently have no plans to publish responses, the expectation should be that they are in the public domain.

Published 6 February 2014