Open Market Review – Status Update

The Superfast Surrey main deployment has now ended and Surrey County Council (SCC) is in the process of undertaking an Open Market Review (OMR) to understand the broadband landscape across Surrey.  This is the only way to establish a clear understanding of the latest position regarding existing and planned fibre coverage throughout the county.

The first stage of the OMR, which involved requesting current and future broadband coverage information from existing infrastructure providers has finished and the methodology and outcomes of our analysis have been shared with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).

However, prior to progressing to the next stage in the OMR process, SCC must receive confirmation from BDUK of the European Commission’s State Aid Funding re-notification.

BDUK is responsible for negotiations with the European Commission, the outcome of which is now not anticipated until early 2016.