Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

North Yorkshire UK Prep Phase 4 Superfast Broadband Rollout

Monday, June 1st, 2020 (12:11 pm) - Score 695

The Superfast Broadband North Yorkshire (SFNY) project, which has been working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) via FTTC and FTTP to reach 94% of premises in the county by June 2021 (currently 91%), has begun the process to find a supplier for their £12.5m Phase 4 roll-out contract.

The current SFNY project is managed on behalf of the County Council by NYnet, it’s 100% owned broadband company, and is financed by a mixture of funds from the Government (Building Digital UK), European Union, BT and the County Council itself (the £12.5m mentioned above is all state aid but that may increase if private investment is added later).

As we reported last month (here), SFNY recently completed their latest  Open Market Review (OMR) to help establish existing and planned (within the next 3 years) coverage of related networks. The consultation identified a significant number of remaining “white NGA” areas (38,038 premises) with inadequate broadband (mostly rural areas).

The local authority’s “vision” for their new Phase 4 contract is thus to get “as close as possible to 100%” coverage of “superfast broadband,” although in reality this latest phase is almost certain to only involve “gigabit-capableFibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology (in keeping with UK Government policy) and they’d need several times more than £12.5m to truly hit 100%.

Cllr Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said:

“This is very good news for residents and businesses in our county. The last few months have shown how important good broadband is for us all, and the County Council’s latest investment in IT infrastructure could not come at a better time, particularly for our more rural communities, who would not otherwise receive this service.”

The plan now is to complete the Phase 4 procurement process and announce the supplier by December 2020; no doubt the build stage would then begin in early 2021. We also strongly suspect that their £12.5m includes a chunk of clawback from BT (i.e. public money returned from earlier contracts due to high take-up).

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
Mark Jackson
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.
Leave a Comment
0 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £19.95 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: HYPER20
  • Plusnet £21.99 (*35.98)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £50 Reward Card
  • SSE £22.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Avg. Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • TalkTalk £22.95 (*29.95)
    Avg. Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2717)
  2. FTTP (2604)
  3. FTTC (1756)
  4. Building Digital UK (1701)
  5. Politics (1605)
  6. Openreach (1565)
  7. Business (1389)
  8. FTTH (1311)
  9. Statistics (1207)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1177)
  11. Fibre Optic (1044)
  12. 4G (1013)
  13. Wireless Internet (997)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (993)
  15. Virgin Media (977)
  16. EE (671)
  17. Sky Broadband (655)
  18. TalkTalk (644)
  19. Vodafone (641)
  20. 5G (472)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact