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More than 86,000 homes and businesses across Surrey have already been covered by the main Superfast Surrey deployment. Following Surrey County Council’s (SCC) review of all feedback received regarding the 2015/2016 Open Market Review (OMR) and State aid Public Consultation, the programme’s new Intervention Area was assured by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). In December 2016,…
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The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme has been developed by the UK government to provide access to a subsidised broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mb per second. This scheme, which is being funded and managed directly by BDUK, provides…
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*********** THIS PUBLIC CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED *************** The Superfast Surrey main deployment has ended and Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to confirm the broadband landscape of Surrey before making further decisions on additional deployment of broadband infrastructure. The Superfast Surrey State Aid Public Consultation started on 25 April 2016 and closed at 17:00…
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Virgin Media has launched its ‘Supercharging Local Communities’ initiative, a UK-wide search for local communities that could benefit from the expansion of its ultrafast broadband network. A number of areas across the UK, including two communities in Surrey – Lightwater and Windlesham – have already been selected by Virgin Media to benefit from this £3bn…
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In November 2015, the Prime Minister announced the government’s intention to implement a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). This will give people the right to request an affordable broadband connection, at a minimum speed, from a designated provider, up to a reasonable cost threshold. As a first step towards delivering a broadband USO, Broadband…
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