Superfast Extension Programme and “Private” Rollout

Some interesting updates are starting to come through the online systems, confirming which cabinets are next to be upgraded to provide superfast fibre broadband.  These, and updates to the Superfast Openreach website also give an indication on current progress on each cabinet, as to whether surveys have taken place for example, or physical installation has commenced.

We have only looked at data for Basingstoke so far and not the entire county, but this shows:

CabLocationStatusPhasePostcode
180Town Centre, Alencon LinkFTTC being Built, live due by June 2016BDUK Hampshire 14aRG21 7TW
20Old BasingFTTC being Built, live due by June 201615aRG24 7BH
95RooksdownFTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 201615bRG24 9GY
89Sherbourne Fields development, Rooksdown / PopleyFTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 2016Privately FundedRG24 9UP
90Sherbourne Fields development, Rooksdown / PopleyFTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 2016Privately FundedRG24 9XG
47Daneshill Business Area (nr Lychpit)FTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 2016SEP Hampshire 16aRG24 8FB
164Houndmills Business AreaFTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 2016SEP Hampshire 16aRG21 5UG
167Crockford Lane (Chineham Intl Bus Park)FTTC doing Field Survey, live due by October 2016SEP Hampshire 16aRG24 8NA
31Houndmills Business AreaFTTC doing Design, live due by January 2017SEP Hampshire 17aRG21 6QD

It is good to see that FTTC is being provided, presumably by the developer, for the Sherbourne Fields development, currently the largest new homes development in Basingstoke – though the first stages of the development have been occupied for around a year now so better late than never.

Upgrades under the first part of the second wave of the Hampshire Superfast Broadband programme with BDUK (termed the Superfast Extension Programme, SEP) have also started to show up, and it is now the turn of business to benefit, with cabinets serving parts of the Houndmills, Daneshill, and Crockford Lane business areas first to benefit.

Note that the first three cabinets above should actually be complete before the end of March according to data shared by the Openreach team with us, so unfortunately it appears the data in some BT systems isn’t kept up to however.

 

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