The purpose of this public consultation was to seek the views of industry, stakeholders and members of the public, on the detailed measures proposed in the draft intervention strategy, published on 15 July 2015, and on the 7 expert reports that supported it. Our draft strategy set out how the government proposes to ensure high-speed broadband is delivered in areas where the commercial sector will not invest on its own. The public consultation closed on the 25th September. The original strategy, reports and consultation documents are available in pdf format below.
41 responses were received. These responses represented the views from nearly 70 different stakeholders including companies, agencies and individuals. The non-confidential elements of these responses are available at the 'view submissions' link.
This consultation was not a binding legal document and the Department is not bound by the views and preliminary positions set out in it. The consultation did not set out the Department's final or definitive position on particular matters. The intervention strategy and supporting reports were updated after the consultation and published on the 22nd December 2015. See the updated versions here.