Project Timeline

Date Task Status
3rd March 2012 LBP approved Complete
29th June 2012 BDUK Framework signed Complete
12th September 2012 BDUK B0 Assurance Checkpoint “Ready to commence Call-off process” successfully completed Complete
26th October 2012 Open Market Review complete Complete
7th November 2012 BDUK B1 Assurance Checkpoint “Ready to commence supplier engagement” successfully completed Complete
21st December 2012 Data room opened to bidders Complete
21st December 2012 Draft ITT issued to framework bidders Complete
8th January 2013 Supplier Engagement completed Complete
20th January 2013 Public Consultation completed Complete
24th January 2013 State Application Part 1 approved
BDUK B2 Assurance Checkpoint “Ready to Procure” successfully completed
Complete
28th January 2013 Final ITT published to framework suppliers Complete
May 2013 Contract awarded Complete
October 2013 Design stage sign-off Complete
February 2014 Phase 1 roll-out announced Complete
April 2014 First CSW Broadband cabinet goes live Complete
July 2014 Phase 2 roll-out announcement Complete
October 2014 Phase 3 roll-out announcement Complete
November 2014 Issuing of ITT for Contract 2 Part 1 Complete
December 2014 100th cabinet upgraded
Tender for Contract 2 Part 1 received
Complete
January 2015 Phase 4 roll-out announcement Complete
February 2015 Contract 1 continues rollout
Contract 2, Part 1, announced
Complete
March 2015 WCC announce funding for Contract 2, Part 1
CSW Broadband begins work on some exchange-only lines
Business Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme launched
Complete
June 2015 CSW Broadband events held across region Complete
August 2015 200th cabinet goes live
Business Broadband Voucher Scheme million pound milestone reached
Complete
October 2015 Business Broadband Voucher Scheme suspended Complete
November 2015 ERDF funding bid submitted
New detailed mapping released
Satellite voucher scheme announced
Contract 2, Part 1 initial Waves announced
Complete
April 2016 Contract 2, Wave 2 announced Complete
May 2016 Bid submitted to CWLEP for Local Growth Deal Funding
Outline Bid submitted for ERDF funding
Complete
June 2016 Contract 2, Wave 3 announced Complete
July 2016 300th cabinet goes live Complete
September 2016 Full bid submitted for ERDF funding Complete
October 2016 Contract 2, Wave 4 announced Complete
November 2016 Public Consultation for Contract 3 procurement Complete
December 2016 CSW Broadband Contract 1 completes
Contract 2 rollout continues
Complete
January 2017 ERDF funding offer received Complete
February 2017 Contract Notice for Contract 3 issued
Wave 5 announced
Address-level property check launched
Complete
March 2017 Wave 6 announced Complete
May 2017 Tenders received for Contract 3 – evaluation process starts Complete
July 2017 Wave 7 announced Complete
Autumn 2017 Contract 3 coverage to be announced
2017 Government target for 95% superfast availability
2018 Contract 2 due to complete – although we are working to bring this forward!
2020 EU target to achieve 100% 30Mbps availability (although there is no funding on the horizon at present for this)

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