New build developments: delivering gigabit-capable connections

Closed 12 Dec 2023

Opened 19 Sep 2023


Digital connectivity is changing the way we work, do business and deliver public services. We want to ensure that new build homes are built with future proofed connectivity. To support this ambition the proposals outlined in this consultation will amend building standards with a consistent approach requiring developers to ensure that:

  1. all new build homes are installed with the gigabit-ready physical infrastructure necessary for gigabit-capable connections
  2. a gigabit-capable connection is installed in a new build home subject to a £2,000 cost cap per dwelling
  3. or where a gigabit-capable connection is not being installed, the next fastest broadband connection is installed without exceeding the £2,000 cost cap

This consultation asks for your feedback on our approach to make sure it is proportionate, deliverable and will meet our ambitions.

Read the consultation paper 

Why your views matter

Views in this consultation will inform the development of regulations and updates of the changes to published standards and guidance set under Building Regulations.

What happens next

Once the consultation closes your responses will be analysed and a summary of the findings published in a consultation report. If you have given your permission for your response to be published, with or without your name, these will be published via the Citizen Space platform. 


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