Broadband – Council Consultation

Superfast Broadband deployment in Wiltshire; Public Consultation to Define the Intervention Areas.

The Council is consulting all interested parties in Wiltshire to find out about the availability of superfast broadband in the area.

http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/broadband/superfast_broadband_deployment

In January 2013 the Council started a contract with British Telecommunications (BT) to provide superfast broadband infrastructure in Wiltshire in areas where operators would not be using their own investment.

This contract was carefully constructed to connect as many premises as possible to superfast broadband infrastructure within the funding available. However there was insufficient funding to connect all premises within the Council’s area.

The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that the next round of investment is not used in areas where there already is existing superfast broadband infrastructure. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-aid-advice

For more information please refer to the related documents which can be access via the supporting documents tab below.

The Council has already reviewed coverage with broadband operators providing services in Wiltshire and maps of their coverage are also available to download for reference.

The consultation will be closed at 5.00pm on Monday 12th January 2015

 http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/broadband/superfast_broadband_deployment

How you can have your say?

We welcome your comments on this issue between December 12th 2014 and January 12th 2015.

Information is also available from your local Wiltshire library.

You can find out more or tell us your views by;

E-mail: broadbandconsultation@wiltshire.gov.uk with the title:

“Superfast Wiltshire Public Consultation Response”.

The State Aid Public Consultation document has specific requirements with regard to formal consultation submissions from interested organisations.

If you would like someone to talk to your group or organisation about this service, please contact us using the details above.

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9 thoughts on “Broadband – Council Consultation

  1. Hi all,

    Does anyone have anymore information on when BT and WCC will complete the superfast broadband installation for Pitton and Farley? According to the councils announcement in Feb 2014 we should have been able to start ordering this from the end of Summer 2014. However the Wiltshire Online website now states it will be late 2015 untill this is available to order. This is obviously very, very disappointing as the Feb announcement from WCC was the reason that Gigaclear pulled out of providing a fibre solution to the villages.

    Any information you could get on confirmed availability would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Jeff

  2. According to Wiltshire Online – we have gone live.
    I tried to order from BT but they say it is not available. So I guess we are nearly there.

  3. Hi guys,
    I live in Farley and BT have accepted my order today for Infinity1 to commence on 21/1/15.
    Apparently Infinity2 is not available yet but according to BT will be upgraded in the future, but was told not to hold my breath for it. The cynical side of me wonders why my current connection has deteriorated significantly over the last week or so !!. In fact has dropped out twice whilst writing this
    Good luck

  4. I managed to order Infinity2 from BT on Thursday. Due to be ‘installed’ on Feb 2nd. Said I should be getting between 34-42Mb download and 5-7Mb upload. Hopefully these are accurate but I will do some measurements and let you know once installed. Fingers crossed!!

    Cheers,

    Jeff

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