Go Digital Public Consultation

April 4, 2013

Newcastle City Council is embarking on a Superfast broadband project to deliver access to improved broadband connectivity to areas where it is acknowledged that the market is unlikely to deliver Superfast broadband. The project aims to influence and, where permitted, intervene in the market to provide by 2015 access for at least 90% of all premises in Newcastle to Superfast Broadband, and to provide better broadband connectivity of at least 2Mbits/s to the remaining premises.Funding from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) of £970,000 will be matched by the City and together with private sector investment will see the project investing up to £3million to bring Superfast broadband to the city.This document seeks feedback from broadband operators on whether there will be any changes to Superfast broadband and basic broadband provision information detailed in Section 2 of this document to help determine the target intervention area. It is important that any operator already delivering or planning to deliver broadband services make their plans known, if not already detailed in this consultation document. Comments from other interested parties are also welcomed.The responses received from this consultation will form an input to Newcastle City Council’s State Aid notification. For these reasons, the information provided by respondents needs to be robust and supported by detailed evidenceConsultation will run until Monday 5pm on 29 April 2013. View the attached document for more information (pdf, 1.11mb).You can also view the associated maps which shows state aid in Newcastle: