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Q2 2017 “Fibre Broadband” Take-up Progress for the £1.6bn BDUK Project

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 (9:42 am) - Score 2,178

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest Q2 2017 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many regions are seeing 40%+ adoption and that will boost clawback.

Just to clarify. The figures reflect % customer take-up of FTTC (plus a tiny number of FTTP and Fixed Wireless) broadband networks in areas that have been upgraded through the BDUK programme (i.e. % subscribed of premises passed by BDUK supported networks). At present the data only reflects the first two phases of this programme and not any recent or future contracts.

All of this complements the Government’s other big announcement today about BDUK progress and clawback (here).

BDUK Phases 1 (Completed Spring 2016)

Supported by £530m of public money via the Government (mostly extracted from a small slice of the BBC TV Licence fee), as well as significant match funding from local authorities, the EU and BT. Overall it helped to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to cover 90% of homes and businesses in the United Kingdom.

BDUK Phase 2 (Completion by 2017/18)

Supported by £250m of public money via the Government, as well as match funding from local authorities, Local Growth Deals and some from ISPs (e.g. BT, Gigaclear, Airband, Call Flow etc.). The aim is to extend 24Mbps+ capable broadband services to cover 95% of homes and businesses by around the end of 2017.

Phase One was broadly dominated by Openreach (BT) linked contracts and this has now completed. Meanwhile the on-going Phase Two contracts have seen a mix of extension deals with BT and several alternative network providers (Gigaclear, Call Flow etc.), including some use of Fixed Wireless Access technology.

Crucially the BDUK contracts include a clawback (gainshare) clause, which requires the suppliers (e.g. BT) to return part of the public investment when customer adoption of the new service passes beyond the 20% mark in related areas. The funding can then be reinvested to further improve coverage and speeds via future contracts.

So far it looks as if over £645 million could be returned via clawback and efficiency savings, which BDUK has estimated could be enough to boost the UK coverage of fixed line superfast broadband networks from 95% by the end of 2017 to 98% by the end of 2020.

The following table breaks the take-up data down by each BDUK local authority (project area), although for the proper context these percentages should ideally be considered alongside the most recent premises passed (network coverage) data (see bottom). So far BDUK has helped to expand superfast broadband services to 4.6 million UK premises and rising.

NOTE: Some of the counties have divided their roll-outs into separate projects / contracts. For example, Phase One in Shropshire doesn’t include the ‘Telford and Wrekin‘ area because that is part of a separate Phase Two contract inside the same county.

BDUK Phase One Take-up (Average %)

Project Area
Uptake % (Jun 2016) Uptake % (Sept 2016) Uptake % (Mar 2017) Uptake % (Jun 2017)
Berkshire Councils 34.8 40 46 47.9
Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire 34.1 38.1 45.8 48.4
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough 34.7 37.5 43.3 45.5
Central Beds, Bedford Borough, Milton Keynes 31 34.7 43.8 47.1
Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington, Halton 35 36.6 42.9 45.5
Devon & Somerset (including, Plymouth, Torbay, North Somerset, Bath & NE Somerset) 24.4 28.7 35.4 38.3
Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire 32.9 36.4 43.6 46.2
Cumbria 27.5 32.3 38.1 40.3
Derbyshire 22.5 27.4 34.5 37.3
Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole 24.1 29 35.8 38.4
Durham, Gateshead, Tees Valley and Sunderland 22.8 27.8 34.8 37.3
East Riding of Yorkshire 30.3 32.1 39.5 41.9
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove 29.4 34.4 41.9 44.2
Essex, Southend-On-Sea, Thurrock 26.7 32.1 40.8 44
Greater Manchester 28.5 23.4 30.1 32.5
Hampshire 31.5 34.2 40.2 42.7
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire 24.1 28.3 35.8 39
Isle of Wight 22.7 26.5 33.4 36.2
Kent and Medway 29.8 33.6 40.3 42.9
Lancashire, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen 32.9 29.3 34.8 37
Leicestershire 30.8 33.7 40.9 43.9
Lincolnshire 29.6 34 41 43.1
Merseyside 26.4 23 28.6 31
Newcastle upon Tyne 28 24.9 30.8 32.9
Norfolk 30.2 34.4 40.2 42.2
North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire 32.8 33.9 39.8 41.8
North Yorkshire 37.1 39.1 43.9 45
Northamptonshire 40.1 39.2 45.3 47.6
Northumberland 30.8 36 42 44.1
Nottinghamshire 29.7 33.2 40.6 43.2
Oxfordshire 33.9 37.6 44.4 46.9
Rutland 53.8 51.5 54.5 55.6
Shropshire 29.1 32.6 37.1 39.6
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 26.8 28.8 37.1 39.7
Suffolk 33.6 36.5 42.3 44.4
Surrey 44.2 42.8 47.4 49.4
West Sussex 33.9 37.1 43.6 46.1
West Yorkshire 30.4 28.2 34.5 36.8
Wiltshire 34.8 36.1 43.5 45.4
South Gloucestershire 34.8 36.1 43.5 48
Worcestershire 26.2 31.1 40.6 43.9
Devolved Administrations
Highlands and Islands 22.9 28.1 33.5 36.8
Northern Ireland 27.3 31.1 37.3 40.9
Rest of Scotland 22.3 25.8 31.3 33.1
Wales 26.4 28.8 34.3 37.3

BDUK Phase Two Take-up (Average %)

Project Area Uptake % (Jun 2017)
Bedford & Milton Keynes 14.9
Black Country 14.8
Bucks & Herts 20.3
Cheshire 28.9
Cornwall 22.1
Cumbria 18.3
Derbyshire 20
Dorset 14.1
Durham 17.2
East Riding (Yorkshire) 26
East Sussex 26.4
Essex 24.4
Hampshire 23.3
Kent 23.7
Lancashire 23.4
Leicestershire 23.7
Lincolnshire 21.2
Norfolk 32
North Lincolnshire 21.1
North Yorkshire 35.4
Northamptonshire 21
Northern Ireland 17.6
Northumberland 29.0
Nottinghamshire 28.2
South Gloucestershire 16.8
South Yorkshire 21.0
Staffordshire 20.7
Suffolk 31.7
Telford & Wrekin 23
Warwickshire 34.9
West Sussex 23.9
West Yorkshire 16.5
Wiltshire 22.3
Worcestershire 27.5
Devolved Administrations
Highlands and Islands  no data yet
Northern Ireland 17.6
Rest of Scotland  no data yet
Wales  no data yet

IMPORTANT: Take-up is a dynamically scaled measurement, which means that at certain stages of the scheme it may go up or even down depending upon the pace of deployment (i.e. premises passed in any given time-scale), although over time the take-up should only rise.

Explained another way, early phases of the roll-out are easier and faster to deploy, so you can expect to see a bit of a yo-yo movement with the take-up % sometimes falling if lots of new areas are suddenly covered. Some contracts are also younger than others and will thus take time to catch-up. However BDUK’s roll-out pace is also starting to slow as they reach tricky rural areas (Phase 2), which will give take-up a chance to climb in Phase 1.

A number of other factors can also impact take-up, such as the higher prices for related “fibre” services, as well as customers being locked into long contracts with their existing ISP (they can’t upgrade immediately) and a lack of general availability awareness (locals don’t know it exists) or interest in the new connectivity (if you have a decent ADSL2+ speed then you might feel less inclined to upgrade).

In other cases the new service may run out of capacity (i.e. demand is higher than expected), which means that people who want to upgrade are prevented from doing so until Openreach resolves the problem. However the scale of this issue is very small.

Now, for some context, here’s the latest progress report on related contacts for the same period.

Funding and Premises Passed Progress (BDUK Phase 1 + 2)

Total BDUK Contracted Funding Total Local Body Funding (Councils etc.) Current Total Contracted premises Delivered to Date (June 2017)
Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes £6,380,000 £7,830,000 52,906 41,174
Berkshire £5,153,017 £4,603,250 39,213 24,993
Black Country £2,891,500 £2,988,349 39,109 33,140
Bucks & Herts £10,837,000 £11,415,000 94,428 61,685
Cambridgeshire £8,250,000 £17,750,000 101,620 98,124
Cheshire £6,461,000 £17,282,000 82,468 75,379
Cornwall £5,960,000 £12,529,786 7,738 3,895
Cumbria £19,959,519 £18,798,000 120,065 112,755
Derbyshire £9,579,550 £9,580,000 94,386 87,451
Devon & Somerset £52,810,499 £33,575,987 338,472 284,915
Dorset £13,741,841 £12,349,470 76,018 73,190
Durham £12,786,267 £11,763,000 113,791 100,760
East Riding (Yorkshire) £10,507,459 £5,193,079 47,332 46,535
East Sussex £13,640,000 £17,000,000 62,818 59,178
Essex £13,049,000 £13,049,000 138,140 92,298
Greater Manchester £3,440,000 £5,923,000 41,363 39,014
Hampshire £15,262,307 £14,180,000 106,434 70,675
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire £30,635,605 £26,791,705 145,277 116,880
Highlands & Islands £50,830,000 £75,600,000 138,861 131,085
Isle of Wight £2,490,000 £2,490,000 17,617 17,649
Kent £17,063,509 £14,998,391 141,088 128,794
Lancashire £14,670,000 £22,540,000 147,333 139,390
Leicestershire £7,968,895 £10,884,647 74,479 62,211
Lincolnshire £16,110,000 £17,910,000 137,949 123,691
Merseyside £5,460,000 £4,374,000 43,905 42,228
Newcastle £970,000 £945,131 6,760 6,697
Norfolk £24,650,000 £24,210,000 202,367 173,877
North Lincolnshire £4,320,000 £1,880,963 29,442 27,878
North Yorkshire £20,840,000 £16,736,378 161,044 161,115
Northamptonshire £9,856,668 £12,706,064 80,209 68,865
Northern Ireland £11,453,615 £21,953,615 65,745 46,949
Northumberland £10,687,867 £11,986,750 49,620 45,327
Nottinghamshire £7,130,000 £8,688,644 66,807 60,080
Oxfordshire £8,184,500 £11,254,500 78,007 73,197
Rest of Scotland £50,000,000 £107,575,000 572,563 501,887
Rutland £1,000,000 £1,430,088 9,492 9,345
Shropshire £19,317,466 £12,722,000 69,626 53,047
South Gloucestershire £3,370,000 £3,282,250 21,616 15,728
South Yorkshire £9,845,096 £9,775,096 95,664 53,263
Staffordshire £9,620,000 £7,440,000 80,937 73,113
Suffolk £26,940,000 £26,275,631 123,434 100,187
Surrey £1,310,000 £20,000,000 76,958 77,141
Swindon £950,000 £950,000 20,138 8,649
Telford & Wrekin £2,157,000 £1,843,000 8,822 5,878
Wales £66,966,573 £156,406,573 728,737 653,315
Warwickshire £8,505,000 £8,505,000 58,869 48,233
West Sussex £8,011,243 £7,510,000 53,700 47,883
West Yorkshire £11,019,827 £11,175,487 99,913 76,987
Wiltshire £9,270,000 £16,496,000 83,543 68,208
Worcestershire £6,887,032 £10,390,000 61,248 50,707
£689,198,855 £903,536,834 5,308,071 4,574,645

The above figures only include 24Mbps+ capable premises in BDUK intervention areas.

UPDATE 11th September 2017

Take note that BDUK made a small mistake in the data and incorrectly listed West Sussex with a phase 1 take-up rate of 23.9%, when it should have been 46.1%. This has now been corrected.

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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44 Responses
  1. James says:

    Roll out by Gigaclear and Fastershire seems to have stalled in Forest if Dean as most areas were due to start in July….still waiting….especially as Fshire failed where BT/OR are concerned especially on the Longhope exchange, passing by (literally) some cabs to connect others further away.

    1. Ultraspeedy says:

      The rollout has started in that area, it will not be complete yet though and neither would any other development in just 2 months.

    2. Tim says:

      Although Gigaclear were awarded the Gloucestershire phase 2 contracts in Dec 2016, and signed in Feb 2017, they still have no phase 2 areas in their roll-out plans. Since the tenders submitted a year ago were supposed to be at premises level, I don’t know what is taking so long. Roll-out isn’t going to be quick…

  2. James says:

    Granted but authorisation was given several months before and Fshire did very little about it.

    1. Ultraspeedy says:

      They have always stated a July start date. When authorisation was given is irrelevant, they said START in July 2017 and thats what they did.

  3. buzz says:

    So, 40% take up in areas that had until BDUK roll out very poor speeds. Given vast majority is vdsl, and 60% don’t even want that speed, kind of destroys the “we must roll out FTTP everywhere” argument.

    1. size matters... says:

      And enforces the argument any government funding of G.fast is not needed or wanted as nobody wants faster speeds.

    2. Lee says:

      G.fast is 100% commercially funded.

    3. Steve Jones says:

      There is no BDUK funding of g.fast. That doesn’t mean that g.fast pods won’t appear on BDUK subsidised cabinets (that has already happened). Whilst they will be dependent on the BDUK financed elements, the costs of the upgrades are not.

      I should also emphasise that if people read the original BDUK project literature it was always anticipated that the original financing was aimed to establish infrastructure which would be later upgraded through commercial developments. That’s exactly what g.fast would be.

      Whether there is a market for g.fast remains to be seen. It’s a relatively low-cost upgrade, so does not need the sort of take-up that VDSL2 required in order to be financially viable.

    4. Ultraspeedy says:

      So does that also mean BT will not be sniffing around for any government funds, including newer schemes like Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund?

    5. Ultraspeedy says:

      Also G.Fast no matter who is paying is pointless regardless, if people do not want faster speeds. Its either needed or it is not, just like FTTH.

    6. Steve Jones says:


      If there was any government funding on offer, then it would be rather daft not to at least consider it. However, I don’t think we’ll see BT receiving any significant funding in the future and the sums are now relatively modest.

      As for the point about whether g.fast is needed or not, then that’s exactly what my last paragraph said. It remains to be proven if there is a market, but in any event, the level of investment does not require a very large take-up. There will always be some people who want more bandwidth. Also, Openreach are faced with competition from VM at higher speeds and they will need some sort of quick response to that.

    7. GNewton says:

      @Steve Jones: “There will always be some people who want more bandwidth. Also, Openreach are faced with competition from VM at higher speeds and they will need some sort of quick response to that.”

      The number of people who would want higher download speeds will be very small, and in most cases they will already in well supported urban areas, and close to cabinets. Also, Virgin already supports much higher download speeds. Neither Virgin users, nor these VDSL users, have compelling enough reasons to switch over to G.Fast. Also, there no significant improvements in upload speeds. In short, BTs current G.Fast deployment is more like a public relations exercise. G.Fast could end up as a near-dead nich product, just like the failed Fibre-on-demand.

    8. Nancy says:

      FoD is very much still alive and kicking.

    9. MikeW says:

      VM’s subscriber numbers (from a couple of years ago) suggest that there is likely at least 10% of the market interested in the 330 package, and another 10% interested in the 160 package. Possibly more now.

      Some of these people will be within the G.Fast coverage, and so will consider the options. Some will be outside the coverage, and have no choice. For those with the choice, and with the desire for the higher package, then of course there are compelling reasons to upgrade.

      Some of these people will already subscribe to VM. If the past behaviour (from VDSL2 rollout) is continued, then some will indeed find a switch compelling. VM’s upstream speed, and latency limitations are enough for some subscribers, while for others the reported peak slowdowns (in some areas) will trigger a move.

      All of these are potential subscribers. Whether they turn into real subscribers is BT’s gamble.

    10. Ultraspeedy says:

      “Openreach are faced with competition from VM at higher speeds and they will need some sort of quick response to that.”

      You are joking right? VM can turn up their service to higher speeds than it has now, and much more with even cheaper investment than BT is applying to G.Fast.

      BT have never really played the we must match VM speed game, if they have done then for the last 10+ years they have not been winning.

      I can not even remember the last time BT had a top product available to its masses (IE basically all customers or at to be fair even 50% of them) that in any way got close to what VM offered.

    11. Ultraspeedy says:

      “VM’s upstream speed, and latency limitations”

      What is wrong with their upload speed? It is 20Mb on 330Mb like most of BTs “fibre” products. How close will you have to live to the cabinet to get 50Mb upload on G.Fast? Within visible distance of it no doubt.

      There is no latency limitation, VM latency times last month was better than BT…

      Nothing wrong with their quality metric anymore either. Perhaps you need a new horn to blow.

  4. James says:

    Lots of drift, have a look at the plan as published. Asked Fshire about the plan and no information for roll out in areas, Gigaclear not sure when the rollout will start in a number of areas.

    1. James says:

      Strategy plan…http://www.fastershire.com/about-fastershire/strategy

      Download pdf from the link there.

    2. Tim says:

      Has anyone seen the results of the survey into the impact of Fastershire carried out by the Royal Agricultural University and the University of Gloucestershire’s Countryside and Community Research Institute? It was supposed to have been published in 2016, but I can find no trace of the results.

    3. size matters... says:

      Phase 2 started july according to the PDF, so not late.

    4. Tim says:

      That document has not been updated – the timescales mentioned are already way out of date. Gigaclear publish roll-out schedules on their website, however not one of the phase 2 Fastershire areas is currently even mentioned. I recently asked them about this, and they said the planning was at too early a stage to know when rollout may start. As my area is not a Fastershire priority I don’t expect the build to start before the end of 2018 (once they have a plan they need to get permissions etc, which will take months and months).

    5. Ultraspeedy says:

      Feel free to point to the “updated” information if you have any rather than just hearsay.

  5. Tim says:

    Last week I asked Gigaclear when they would include the Fastershire phase 2 lots in their roll-out schedule – the reply I received was

    “Unfortunetly at this time I am unable to provide you with the role out schedule for your community as we are in the very early stages of design.

    Once the plans have been completed and finalised with Fastershire we will be in a position to share this with you.”

    So according to Gigaclear themselves they are not very far along at all 🙁

    There is no on-line updates to point to, as neither Gigaclear not Fastershire have provided any. The Fastershire roll-out document refers to things that are going to happen in 2016, so predates those.

    1. New_Londoner says:

      Details of the plans for Northamptonshire seem to have been delayed too, were due to be published in May. My friends there are still waiting.

    2. Ultraspeedy says:

      “So according to Gigaclear themselves they are not very far along at all”

      No that is according to you just posting some more random hearsay BS. With no proof at all.

    3. Tim says:

      That was an e-mail sent to me personally by Gigaclear. Can you provide any evidence that Gigaclear/Fastershire are on schedule? The Fastershire roll-out document from last year is evidence of their declared intention at that time, not of their current progress. I’ll accept news articles of actual work, planning applications/highways works on Gloucestershire county council website, or a even a roll-out schedule from Gigaclear/Fastershire.

    4. Tim says:

      Actually, I have actually found some public information for you – see the Fastershire presentation to Allensmore parish council in June at http://allensmore.org.uk/documents/Fastershire-BroadbandinHerefordshireslides.pdf
      On slide 19 is the Gigaclear schedule for the first 5 areas within lot 4 and lot 2/3c. The first area in lot 2/3c (Welsh Newton) is due to start build in June 2018, with a completion date of Dec 2018.
      Only 2 of the 53 areas in lot 2/3c are planned to complete by the end of 2018.

    5. size matters... says:

      And your wonderful link shows lot 1 of phase 2 is about to be completed, so ill repeat for you what you denied earlier…

      “Phase 2 started July according to the PDF, so not late.”

      Lot 1 was part of phase 2, are you following yet?

      makes a mockery of your earlier post https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/09/q2-2017-fibre-broadband-take-progress-1-6bn-bduk-project.html#comment-181516

      As regard to who should show evidence, you are the one questioning the roll out dates so you are the one that needs to prove your assertions, which thus far as usual you FAIL to do…. Those are THEFACTS eh!

    6. Tim says:

      There may be some confusion over the Fastershire use of the terms “Stage” and “Phase”. Lot 1 (the Cotwolds) was actually awarded to Gigaclear under Phase 1 – it was awarded in 2015, and is due to complete this year. Phase 2 (actually part of Stage 3) was awarded in December 2016, contracts signed in February 2017, and covers lots 2, 3, and 4. I have not seen any evidence of the start of any network build that forms part of phase 2 lots 2/3/4 – which is why I would suggest that they will not make Fastershire’s roll-out targets. According the Gigaclear’s update, the first part of the build for lot 4 is due to start next month – so hasn’t started yet.
      However, since you assure me that they are on schedule, I look forward to the time when “everyone in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire will be able to access the broadband services they need by the end of 2018”.

    7. Ultraspeedy says:

      “That was an e-mail sent to me personally by Gigaclear.”

      NO its an email you claim was sent but can in no way demonstrate.

      “Can you provide any evidence that Gigaclear/Fastershire are on schedule?”

      Why would i need to do that, its you that disagree with their dates, typically you only try to disprove something you believe is false. Which you have not.

      “The Fastershire roll-out document from last year is evidence of their declared intention at that time…”

      Yep “intention” or as BT like to call their dates and figures…. “AIMS”. NOT commitments.

      “I’ll accept news articles of actual work, planning applications/highways works on Gloucestershire county council website, or a even a roll-out schedule from Gigaclear/Fastershire.”

      You best run along and find some to back up your claims.

  6. Tim says:

    Are you here for the £1 argument or the course of ten for £8?

    1. Ultraspeedy says:

      If you are going to quote comedy genius at least quote it right.

    2. Tim says:

      I’ll put you down for the full course 😉

    3. Ultraspeedy says:

      Im sure it would be delicious if you could last more than the 5 minutes of the single course.

  7. Ultraspeedy says:

    “There may be some confusion over the Fastershire use of the terms “Stage” and “Phase”.”

    Only seems to be confusion on your part… Phase 2 is what you enquired about.


    Still want to claim no “PHASE 2” is mentioned…

    “Lot 1 (the Cotwolds) was actually awarded to Gigaclear under Phase 1 – it was awarded in 2015, and is due to complete this year. ”

    “The deal means that Gigaclear has now won both today’s £10.3m Phase 2 contract for Lot 1 and the £62.25m contract for Lots 2”

    The only one that is confused and trying to back peddle AS USUAL is you.

    1. Tim says:

      Sorry, “The deal means that Gigaclear has now won both today’s £10.3m Phase 2 contract for Lot 1 and the £62.25m contract for Lots 2” refers to Devon and Somerset, not the Fastershire Lot 1 in Gloucestershire, which was awarded in 2015 according to the Fastershire website, Fastershire strategy document, and Gigaclear’s website. Fastershire explain that lot 1 was pulled forward to phase 1 from phase 2 stage 3 due to there being no interest from other providers (i.e. BT) in phase 1.
      If you actually look at the Gigaclear roll-out page for Fastershire http://www.gigaclear.com/fastershire-rollout-schedule, you will see that no phase 2 lots are mentioned. The only areas in that roll-out map are the lot 1 areas, which are due to be completed later this year.

    2. Ultraspeedy says:

      Still wrong…

      “Phase 2 of the project will extend fibre coverage further across the county. The Cotswolds is the first area to move into phase 2, with a contract awarded to Gigaclear which will make ultrafast speeds available to over 6,500 of the most difficult to reach rural homes and businesses. ”

      Dunno what planet your live or where you think the Cotwolds is.
      Keep making your cack up though. Its like watching a Car Crash.

    3. Tim says:

      Maybe my geography isn’t very good, so can you please point out where on the Gigaclear roll-out map the first phase 2 areas in the Cotswolds mentioned in https://www.gigaclear.com/first-communities-for-next-phase-of-faster-broadband-rollout-in-gloucestershire-announced/ are?

    4. Ultraspeedy says:

      Here is a pretty map and details of phase 2 for you…

      “Covers areas of Andoversford, Bibury, Bourton On The Water, Cirencester, Coberley, Coln St.Aldwyn, Cricklade, Fairford, Fossebridge, Guiting Power, Kemble, Kempsford, Lechlade, Miserden, North Cerney, Northleach, Poulton, South Cerney, Southrop, Stow-On-The-Wold, Windrush and Withington not upgraded to faster broadband in Phase 1.”

      I do not know how it will help as by your own admission your geography is not very good. Perhaps you could feed some of those location names into google maps and discover where they are in the cotswolds. I will not be expecting you to be capable of that though.

    1. size matters... says:

      “Try https://www.gigaclear.com/fastershire-rollout-schedule/

      Where on that page does it mention what is phase 1 and what is phase 2? Hint it doesn’t.

      “in https://www.gigaclear.com/first-communities-for-next-phase-of-faster-broadband-rollout-in-gloucestershire-announced/

      and that link if along with your map issues you could read better clearly states… “First communities for next phase”

      No where does it say they are the only ones.

      Information you asked for, that being a map and even list of areas was provided, its not good enough to satisfy your desperate and rather mentally deranged need to be right though.

    2. Tim says:

      I’m not saying the first communities are the only communities. Quite the opposite. My point is that the published Gigaclear roll-out schedule referenced above doesn’t include the next communities – not even the first communities from the next phase referenced in the other article referenced above.
      However, I’m not quite sure what point you’re trying to make.

    3. Ultraspeedy says:

      Clearly you are unable to enter locations into google maps. What a shame. Still we have been here before with you thinking a road/area name was a single house eh.

      I am sorry i was unable to help with your geographic issues or your reading ability both of language and maps before and it appears the situation has not improved. If you would like to provide the county you live in i may be able to point to a list of Adult Education services in your area which may help these deficiencies. You may well then comprehend the points made.

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