Category Archives: SCC Broadband Project

Surrey Broadband Delivery Progress Phase 2

According to Superfast Surrey, Openreach managed to enable over 64 cabinets for “fibre” broadband during the Christmas period, in spite of the floods, power cuts and extensive storm damage. In Cranleigh, these included cabinet 7 (Horseshoe Lane), and premises in … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Progress Analysis

The very helpful broadband experts at Mouselike have created an updated list of Surrey Intervention Area postcodes, with FTTC status, in a database and Excel friendly format. This data is published by Superfast Surrey in the form of their new postcode … Continue reading

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Why 15 Mbps?

According to the Superfast Surrey FAQ: Our Programme Contract states that we will be providing 94% of homes and businesses in our programme deployment area with download speeds of 15 mbps or above. 15 mbps is the minimum speed that … Continue reading

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BT Promise to Ewhurst

It is somewhat encouraging to find the possibility of further improvement for the Ewhurst outliers, along with other long lines in Surrey, made in a newly published commitment from SCC. However, the same Superfast Surrey FAQ response states that the contractual … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Phase 1 “Complete”

Surrey County Council and BT announced yesterday the “completion of Superfast Surrey Phase 1″ (SCC News – BT PR), and the news has been picked up by the media, seven days after we published it here. Most of these sources … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Site Update

The Superfast Surrey website has been updated with a new look, but as yet I cannot see any announcement about progress here. Additional details about the SCC/BT contract have finally been published, albeit tucked away in the useful new FAQ (see extract … Continue reading

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FTTC Available in Elstead, Bramley and Nutfield

We hear that “fibre broadband” (Fibre To The Cabinet) is now available in some parts of Elstead, and I have personally checked one number in South Nutfield. Elstead, Bramley and Nutfield Ridge were in the list of 14 exchanges, announced on … Continue reading

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Superfast Surrey Early Steps

Whilst there was nothing new announced at the public meeting held for the Redhill and Reigate area in June, the Superfast Surrey team re-affirmed their committment to 100% coverage in some form. Meanwhile the first Surrey “intervention area” cabinet was enabled … Continue reading

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Outliers Position

I recently attended a broadband meeting chaired by Anne Milton MP, hoping to clarify the position of “outliers” in Surrey (those too far from their cabinet to get satisfactory service from FTTC). The meeting was mainly concerned with broadband service … Continue reading

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Launch Event Video & Press

Surrey County Council have included short video extracts of the presentation in their Surrey News article here. This includes a statement of BT’s contractual commitment from their Managing Director of Next Generation Access; Bill Murphy, who confirms that “We will … Continue reading

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SFBB in Surrey – Where & When

Many thanks to Tom Brook of Mouselike.org for his summary of announcements made at the Surrey County Council “Superfast Broadband in Surrey” event at Denbies on 21st February 2013: The SCC project is concentrating on post codes that are not already … Continue reading

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What Next For Ewhurst?

Mike Turner, Communications officer on the Ewhurst Parish Council (EPC), with Alan Young, recently attended a meeting with BT Group, Openreach and Surrey County Council (SCC) representatives. Here it was confirmed that the recent installation of fibre services at all … Continue reading

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SFBB Surrey January Newsletter

The January 2013 Superfast Surrey Broadband Newsletter has just hit my Inbox. I’m surprised it does not mention the Denbies meeting next month, especially as it appears to be referring to the same subject matter as that meeting. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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SFBB in Surrey “When & Where” Meeting

David Cooper spotted this invitation on the Bletchingley village web site on Saturday. Today I also found it on the Brockham site but not on any Surrey County Council pages, and our local council members have apparently not received it yet. … Continue reading

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Easier wayleaves for rural broadband

The NFU and CLA have created an advisory package to help smooth the process of wayleave negotiations between broadband providers and landowners; Thinkbroadband article.

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Superfast Surrey Project Approved

Approval for Surrey’s “superfast” broadband project was given yesterday, 21st November 2012. Please click here to read the Superfast Surrey Team November newsletter. BBC articles can be found in the comments here. Computer Weekly perspective on the funding here.

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SCC Project Funding

This excellent article from the BBC reports that the EU funding road-block is expected to end soon. It includes an attack on BT’s pricing policy and critisism of UK broadband strategy from the FTTH Council for Europe. This is highly recommended … Continue reading

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BDUK Updates

BDUK have updated their rural broadband pages to reflect current progress; see how Surrey now compares to the rest of the UK here.

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SFBB in Surrey – The latest position

Surrey County Council have updated their postion statement here.

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SCC Signs SFBB Contract

Surrey County Council (SCC) have finally signed and announced the long awaited contract to improve “Superfast” BroadBand (SFBB) services across Surrey. No surprise that BT topped the very short short-list. Read all about it in the Superfast Broadband in Surrey … Continue reading

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