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Hampshire UK Council Publishes Full BDUK Broadband Rollout Map

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 (10:29 am) - Score 1,086
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The Hampshire County Council (HCC) have this week published a full map of their entire £13.8 million project with BT to roll-out superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services to “at least” 90% of local premises by the end of 2015. Sadly new ambiguity has also been added for rural areas.

The first map of the Phase 1 deployment (here) was only published a couple of weeks ago but the new one covers the overall project and even highlights, in YELLOW, where the “second wave” of the project might attempt to go in order to achieve the UK Government’s target to cover 95% by 2017. Sadly the map itself doesn’t shrink down to street level.

But smaller ISPs and altnets will quickly notice that the yellow area covers pretty much the entire last 10% of the county, which would of course make it very difficult for them to seek funding through the Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) (i.e. state aid doesn’t allow networks to overbuild each other). But then they already know that (here).

The first premises will be able to sign up to superfast services in January 2014.

Hampshire’s Big Picture Map (PDF)
http://documents.hants.gov.uk/broadband/HampshireCountyCouncilBigPicture90CoverageMap-Copy.pdf

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar DTMark

    Knowing some of the local areas, there are yellow areas of the map where basically nobody lives. Or, almost nobody. There’s one like that just near us. Given that the commitment is that *everyone* will be able to get 2Mbps speeds I’m intrigued to see how that will be tackled. Though the few people who live there could probably see 25Mbps+ already via Three or possibly EE.

    Our other local forum member will be pleased if the deployment is as per that indicative map..

    The other half (geographically, by population it’s less than half) of the village where that massive new housing development is going (may not have been taken into account when planning, as the build hasn’t even begun yet), and the residents of same where ADSL speeds are down to 0.5Meg (the longest lines) will be less pleased at having to potentially wait until 2017 to be “considered” 😉

  2. Avatar X66yh

    Interesting that the area round the intersection of the A34 and the A303 is being upgraded – where no one lives – used to be a pub as I recall at the junction now it’s a scrap/recyling yard.

    Yet the villages to the West where people do live is marked yellow and is not

  3. Avatar RuralDarkestHampshire

    Most the map is yellow!! I live on the south downs in a small village and by looking at this map there is little chance we will see any improvement. We are desperate for a better broadband speed. Most of us in our village struggle to download email let alone watch iPlayer. I currently have to pay for two lines to be bonded together which gives me a whooping 1.1mb on a good day!! Grrrrr.

    There are big chunks of this map which HCC has designated for improvement but I know there are no homes or business’s. Do HCC know where their residents live?

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