Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th September 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of the operator build plans that have been submitted to Building Digital UK which include unique property reference numbers have been designated as (a) black, (b) grey, (c) under review, (d) voucher priority area and (e) white as part of Building Digital UK's ongoing analysis.
The table below provides the number and proportion of premises included in operator build plans that have been submitted to Building Digital UK showing the breakdown between premises that have been classified through a subsidy control process as black, grey, under review, white or have not yet been assessed.
Number of unique premises
Gigabit Under Review
Not yet assessed
BDUK expects the proportion of black / grey / under review premises to grow over time, as more suppliers provide greater or updated information in support of their plans through subsequent mapping exercises.
Voucher Priority Areas are determined separately from subsidy control processes and are confirmed when invitations to tender for each procurement Lot are issued by BDUK. To date, 200,000 premises have been assigned by BDUK as within a Voucher Priority Area, and these include both premises that are commercially viable for a gigabit connection and those that require public subsidy.
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