Broadband - your views and experience count!

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This overview explains the Government's consultation on broadband connectivity. Across the parish, there is likely to be a range of experiences so please do find time to inform HM Government how things are for you! (Image:

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) wants to hear views and experiences of consumers' broadband connectivity in rural areas. 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.

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.

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:25 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Broadband, infrastructure