The Hampshire County Council (HCC) has today become the latest local authority to publish a roll-out map for phase one of its state aid supported £13.8m project to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network available to “at least” 90% of premises by the end of 2015.
Overall the scheme aims to help around 57,000 homes and businesses in the county get access to the superfast service and the phase one map represents roughly 6,000 of the total. The first premises should be able to sign-up for superfast services in January 2014 and phase one will be completed by the end of March 2014.
A map more detailed map showing the programme’s overall coverage of Hampshire will be published “within the next few weeks” (i.e. end of October 2013) and additional maps of the areas that will benefit during the next 7 phases of the scheme should follow in due course.
Councillor Roy Perry has also recently expressed a desire (here) to find extra money from recent savings that could potentially be used to push the coverage figure up to 98% (that’s well above the government’s own 95% target for 2017). Thanks to one of our readers, Peter, for spotting this.
Hampshire Phase One Rollout Map (PDF)