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Hampshire UK Extends BDUK FTTC Broadband Rollout to Reach 95%

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 (4:05 pm) - Score 1,103
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Leaders of the Hampshire County Council have voted to release £9.2 million to help extend their state aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services from its current target of 90% to 95%, which of course mirrors the new national UK target.

The original £13.8 million project planned to reach “at least” 90% of local premises by the end of 2015 and adding the extra 5% is likely to push the completion date into late 2016 or sometime in 2017. But thanks to the new investment an additional 27,000 premises are now expected the benefit.

Meanwhile Phase 1 of the deployment will begin between January and March 2014. BTOpenreach will install new equipment across parts of Basingstoke and Dean, Gosport, Hart, and the New Forest, enabling more than 9,000 premises to have access to superfast broadband. Speeds will be a minimum of 24Mbps, although more than 7,300 of those premises should be able to access speeds 50Mbps+.

Hampshire’s Superfast Broadband Programme
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/broadband.htm

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14 Responses
  1. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

    £9.2 million for 27,000 premises! Am i reading that right?

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      I’ve already asked for clarification but don’t expect to get anything before xmas. I suspect £9.2m represents the revised total from the council.

      Original funding split:
      http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/03/bt-sign-gbp13-8m-deal-to-deploy-superfast-broadband-in-hampshire-uk.html

  2. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

    Ah right, would be good if they do get back to you in the new year. I was actually reading it as £13.8 Million for 90% and another £9.2 Million to bump it to 95%.

  3. Avatar fastman says:

    thats worth aroud £340 per premises — cost per prem increases as the difficulty increases – that will only be their contributon – i expect some of these final 10% premises to be hard challenging and very expensive

    1. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

      £368 per premise (Based on 25,000 premises and £9.2 Million quid) to be exact. Which when you look at it like that seems cheap. Especially for a final 5% of a roll out project. HOWEVER……

      It does not make sense if you dig deeper.
      Firstly If take their figures of 25,000 figure which equates to 5% of premises (according to them) and multiply that up (25,000 x 20 to reach the total amount of premises in the area) that means the county of Hampshire has a total of 500,000 premises.

      Which i would imagine is wrong for a start as approx 1.8 Million people live there (or that is 3.6 people per house according to their stated figures). Regardless…

      Dig some more and if its £13.8 Million originally for for 90% (AGAIN their figures) that equates out based on their figures to £13.8 Million to do 450,000 homes (90% of the 500,000 equates to 450,000 homes). Sounds plausible at first until…

      Or a grand total of only £30.67 per premise (13.8 Million divide by 500,000). Some how i do not think any of their figures seem correct no matter how you look at them. Then again it is BDUK and government related so in that regard it makes perfect sense why it makes no sense at all.

      Hopefully Mark will get some details off BT and the Council to clarify their erm “maths”.

    2. Avatar New_Londoner says:

      @CrazyLazy
      The 90% coverage figure is a combination of both commercial and BDUK build, whereas the cost is for the BDUK build only. So your cost per premise number to get to 90% is wrong as it ignores the commercial investment.

    3. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

      What is the amount BT are investing then?

      Regardless it makes little difference to those figure as the story clearly states it was a “current target of 90%” and “The original £13.8 million project” so the figures per home based on the info in the story is 100% accurate.

      Please provide further info on the BT costs for this area and the TOTAL investment from BT and additional funding if it equates to more than an ORIGINAL £13.8 million.

    4. Avatar MikeW says:

      @CrazyLazy
      The figure spent on commercial rollout isn’t usually announced for each individual county (or BDUK area), so can’t be seen everywhere. They did announce it for North Yorkshire, back when the BDUK contract was signed there, but I don’t recall anything since.

      On the other hand, we know that the total spend for the commercial rollout is £2.5bn on 67% of the UK, which seems to equate with 19 million premises.

      That averages at £132 per premise.

  4. Avatar MikeW says:

    @CrazyLazy too
    The public consultation for state aid for Hampshire shows
    – 586,000 total premises in Hampshire
    – 115,000 premises labelled “NGA White”, or 19.6%
    – 13,600 premises expected to be < 2Mbps

    That means the original £13.8m was to be spent on 9.6% of premises, or 56,000 properties, at £246 per premise.

    I guess we can expect the next 5% to cost more per premise – I'd guess at nearer £350, but I'm happy to wait for Hampshire's response to see the total new expenditure.

  5. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

    So short version the figures quoted in the story are wrong

  6. Avatar MikeW says:

    Who knows?

    The story is about £9.2m and a new target of 95%, but the money only appears to be the local council’s part of the deal (the original story on the Hampshire website mentions that it is to leverage further funding) and Mark suspects that it might be a total that includes their original component anyway.

    Those numbers seem to be correctly reported.

    Much more importantly, we don’t know what (or whether) BDUK, BT, RCBF or the EU are making any additional funds available too.

    So while the figures in the story are probably correct, it certainly isn’t the whole story. And without the whole story, we can’t tell anything about the new cost per premise. We just know the old values.

  7. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

    If it is a further 9.2 million to expand by a further 5% (ie 90% to 95%) that is well over £1000 per premise in that 5%.

    1. Avatar CrazyLazy says:

      That being based of the total premises figures you pointed to.

  8. Avatar MikeW says:

    Hmmm. 5% of 586,000 properties is 29,300.

    And 9 million spent on 30,000 properties (to make the maths easy) would only be £300 each.

    But it is pointless making these calculations, as there are f actors that could halve the spend, or double or even treble it. We need to wait for more info, and watch the results in other counties for clues.

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