£81 of central Government money spent per premise so far by BDUK
It is four months since the last report but we now have an updated performance indicator report by the DCMS on the BDUK process and thus we have the figures for how the roll-out has performed between December 2012 and June 2014.
|Cumulative to end of:||Premises with superfast broadband service made available||BDUK funding (£)||Number of premises covered per £million of broadband delivery programme expenditure|
The rate at which premises are being passed has jumped significantly in 2014, largely due to the commercial roll-out by Openreach coming to an end and while some will question the figures, the number of releases from each local authority testify to the fact that the roll-outs are picking up speed. We don't feature every release or announcement from the projects because there are so many now.
It is important to take note, that the DCMS figures only include premises able to get faster than 24 Mbps and if a cabinet overlaps with a commercial area then the overlapping premises are also excluded from the figures.
The cost at £81 per premise is amount of cash that the BDUK has granted to the various authorities to the end of June 2014 (RCBF projects and the city voucher scheme are not included), of course there is the local match funding to add on top of this. The level of the local contribution varies from project to project and obviously individual cabinets are going to have different levels of gap funding applied due to varying amounts of work to deliver, install and commission the cabinet and associated fibre network.