The government’s plan to deliver gigabit-capable broadband to everyone in the UK.

The government is on a mission to deliver lightning-fast, reliable broadband to everyone in the UK and is investing £5 billion in Project Gigabit to ensure that hard-to-reach communities are not left out. 

Building Digital UK (BDUK) – the agency responsible for digital infrastructure programmes for the government – recently carried out a Public Review to help identify areas in Lot 21 (Essex) that may be suitable for future public funding for gigabit-capable broadband. This review closed on 4th November 2022.

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