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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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The Government has committed to giving access to download speeds of at least 2Mbps to every premise in the UK from the end of 2015. As part of this commitment, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is making a scheme available providing the option of a subsidised basic broadband installation for eligible premises. The scheme has been…
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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…
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The Superfast Surrey project contract awarded to BT in 2012 is approaching the end of the delivery phase, and Surrey County Council (SCC) has decided that in order to fully understand the extent of the remaining challenge, and how best to focus any remaining funding, the council would embark on a further Open Market Review…
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