Connecting Worcestershire - Public Consultation 2016

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The Connecting Worcestershire Programme is striving to extend the availability of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure to meet the Government’s target for 95% of the UK to have access to superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2017.

To achieve this, Connecting Worcestershire Programme intends to procure further coverage of NGA broadband infrastructure (capable of delivering download speeds of at least 30 Mbps) in areas within its Programme Area where such broadband is currently unavailable, by the end of 2017. The overarching aspiration of Worcestershire's Local Broadband Plan was to deliver NGA to over 90% of Worcestershire premises. Worcestershire County Council is now looking to provide NGA access to further premises across its area.

We have conducted a 1 month State Aid Public Consultation on the proposed Intervention areas. This was an opportunity for the public, telecommunications providers, businesses and other stakeholders to comment on the Intervention Areas, ensuring that the county councils representation of their commercial plans is correct.
For more information please read the consultation documents:

Public Consultation 2016 Documents

The information we gathered will be used to produce State aid maps to define white, grey and black areas for basic and NGA broadband. However, the published maps will show the aggregated White/Grey/Black NGA and Basic Broadband areas, not the data provided on a per-operator basis. The final maps that will be used for procurement purposes will be published shortly after the conclusion of this State aid public consultation and once approved by the National Competence Centre.