Project Gigabit Lot 8 - Open Market Review in West Yorkshire and York

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. As part of ‘Lot 8’ of the national programme, Building Digital UK (BDUK) is carrying out an Open Market Review (OMR) in the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and City of York.

The Leeds City Region Digital Framework  - Lives transformed by digital tech -  sets out our vision for digital across the region and provides a framework for activity and investment in digital across the City Region. The Framework outlines five outcomes, which includes World-class digital infrastructure and recognises the role digital infrastructure plays in supporting the region’s growth and global competitiveness. This is in addition to the OMR of which details can be found below.

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. The programme’s aim is for 85% gigabit (>1000Mbps) capable coverage by 2025.

As part of ‘Lot 8’ of the national programme, Building Digital UK (BDUK) is carrying out an Open Market Review (OMR) in the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and City of York. This is to help identify the premises in the region that may be suitable for public funding and deliver gigabit-capable broadband.

BDUK is seeking information and supporting evidence from suppliers - in relation to the presence of gigabit capable broadband infrastructure within the project areas listed above. If you are a supplier with an existing network coverage or plan to build infrastructure within the next three years, BDUK actively encourage you to respond to this OMR.

This consultation opens on 4 February 2022 and closes on 4 March 2022.

To respond to this Open Market Review, and for more information, please visit BDUK’s page below

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