Category Archives: SCC Broadband Project

Superfast Surrey – Gainshare deployment

Surrey County Council (SCC) have finally announced the areas to be covered by their “Gainshare deployment” (previously “phase 2″) i.e. the further work by BT Openreach, paid for with the refund due under the SCC/BT/BDUK contract, following the high levels … Continue reading

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SCC Cabinet Report

This Surrey County Council report, dated 13th December, appears to have been written to get formal approval from Cabinet for the “claw back” funds to be used for further broadband improvements. It provides some insight into where we are in … Continue reading

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Brexit and broadband

Superfast Surrey have stated that the Brexit vote will not have any immediate impact on their next phase, and the BDUK process is likely to continue for the next couple of years at least. Once their “NGA white” or “target … Continue reading

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Help to improve our local broadband speed

I have extracted the data for Ewhurst, Ellens Green and some adjacent postcodes from the public consultation document referred to in the last article. The results are listed below. Superfast Surrey are essentially asking us to identify any addresses which … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey State Aid Public Consultation

Finally, having been delayed since last autumn, the consultation has just been announced. I have not had a chance to look at it myself yet, but wanted to get the link out right away, since it only runs for one … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Statement

I have just received the following statement on the latest position from Superfast Surrey, following completion of the first stage of the OMR. “Surrey County Council has now finished the main phase of its Superfast Surrey Broadband programme to bring … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey – Scrutiny of Performance

Thanks to Phil for spotting an internal report to the SCC Overview & Scrutiny Committee for their meeting on 23rd April. Such reports are made available on the SCC web site, but are not generally brought to public attention. It contains … Continue reading

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Surrey County Council’s new broadband Open Market Review

Superfast Surrey have just published their new “Request for information on broadband infrastructure provision” at superfastsurrey.org.uk. This paves the way for a Public Consultation, due to take place in the Autumn, which will help determine any further public investment in “superfast” broadband … Continue reading

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SCC Mandate for Ewhurst

I have received a statement from Superfast Surrey which indicates that the team finally has the authority to work with areas which are part of BT’s commercial roll-out, including Ewhurst. However, limited funds and the Open Market Review (OMR) timetable mean … Continue reading

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Ellens Green gets partial FTTC availability

Ellens Green premises are mostly connected to cabinet 2 on the Rudgwick exchange, so were waiting on the West Sussex roll-out. Whilst not all checkers have yet been updated, the key BT Wholesale checker is now showing FTTC (“fibre” broadband) availability for … Continue reading

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Final month of “main” Surrey fibre deployment

The December edition of the Superfast Surrey newsletter is rather more informative than the last few. It reveals that the more challenging jobs have now been relegated to a secondary deployment; i.e. as per usual practice, Openreach just bump them back one … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Phase 4

The June newsletter from Superfast Surrey was published on Friday. Today marks the end of another roll-out quarter, and as far as we can tell from the Tumblr postcode announcements and our own BT availability checks, the project progress appears to be … Continue reading

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Ellens Green Broadband

Being connected to the Rudgwick exchange, the state of broadband in Ellens Green has received very little mention on this web site, although the village is included in our Parish. The exchange is in West Sussex, but Ellens Green premises … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey March Newsletter

Superfast Surrey published their newsletter for March yesterday. Much of this is occupied by the “half term report” already seen, but there’s additional information towards the end. This includes the news that they will be at the Surrey County Show, stand … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Half Term Report

At the half way point in the Superfast Surrey fibre broadband roll-out, Thinkbroadband have performed their own analysis, and estimate that only 91% of premises in the sampled Oxted area will be able to get a “superfast” speed of 24 Mbps … Continue reading

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Surrey BT Superfast Broadband Contract

Here are the sections of the contract which I have managed to get hold of to date, following my FOI application. The response from the SCC Freedom of Information Officer was as follows: Herewith please see attached the redacted version of … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Newsletter

For those who did not see it at the time, here is the last Superfast Surrey Newsletter. Their reply to my enquiry about the additional funding is here.

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Superfast Surrey Newsletter

This newsletter was published on 31st January: Superfast Surrey update 20140131174808

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Mailing to Newly Enabled Areas

Ewhurst fibre was delivered as part of BT’s commercial roll-out, so I guess residents here will not receive this mailing, which is apparently being delivered to premises in recently enabled intervention areas. I first posted the covering letter and leaflet last … Continue reading

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Facts and Figures from Superfast Surrey

I received a copy of this fact sheet last month, but delayed posting because it’s status was unclear. I see it is now being circulated to local councillors, and has been found and indexed by Google. The figures presented are … Continue reading

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