Category Archives: BDUK

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 – 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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State Funding Update

Government announces how £250m set aside for broadband services in remote areas will be spent. BBC article Enquiry regarding how this will be spent in Surrey

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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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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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Overseas views on UK broadband

You might be wondering how the broadband landscape in the UK compares to other countries, and this series of articles from Australia provides an interesting insight from another perspective. If nothing else, you should read this summary of how the UK … 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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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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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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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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Superfast Pilots – Lessons Learnt

Broadband Delivery Programme: Superfast Lessons Learnt report This document sets out the lessons learnt from the initial pilot projects announced in 2010. The report focuses on their set up, preparation for procurement and how this has progressed, as well as some … Continue reading

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Framework for Broadband Procurement

BDUK is developing a Framework Contract to facilitate the procurement process for local authorities.

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Broadband Delivery UK Updates

BDUK’s main role is to allocate and distribute £530m of funding, to bring faster broadband to the third of UK homes and businesses which won’t be provided for by the broadband market and would otherwise miss out. Click here for the … Continue reading

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What is the point of BDUK?

The views of Guy Jarvis at Computer Weekly

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BDUK Pilots & Rural schemes stalled

Here are articles from The Daily Telegraph, ThinkBroadband and Computer weekly showing that many BDUK broadband projects are at least stalled. All the more reason to release the grant for our defined and approved ESHB project to proceed rapidly. Kind regards, Walter

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Broadband Delivery UK Project

This guidance document explains the nature and purpose of the broadband delivery UK project. It provides advice to local authorities and other public bodies on how to bid for funds in the spring 2011 award round and thereafter. BDUK Broadband Delivery … Continue reading

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