Newsletter — May 2013

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Topics in this edition:

  • Contract update
  • 10,000th Survey response
  • How was it for you? Case studies required – download location to be added
  • Top questions this month

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Contract update

We are still working on this and now expect to make a contract announcement in June. It has been a long haul so far and we need to make sure that we get the best possible outcome. Until the announcement is made there is nothing more that we can add.

10,000th Survey response

We now have over 10,000 responses to our surveys – a fantastic number. Thank you to everyone who has completed the forms. The 10,000th response was sent in by Brian Young of Bearley near Stratford. Amazon vouchers to the value of £20 are on their way to him. We still need surveys to be completed, especially as we approach the time when we start to roll out the network.

How was it for you? Case studies required

We are seeking residents and business who would be prepared to become case studies to show the impact that moving to superfast broadband has had on their family, work or business. We have prepared simple templates that will gather information and on receipt of the information we will prepare a case study that would be approved by the subjects before publication. The idea is to show real-life, LOCAL, examples of how superfast is being used. If you would be prepared to help out, the templates can be downloaded from:

Top questions this month

When will you be announcing the contract winner?

We should be able to announce the contract winner in June. The actual tendering and contracting timescales are determined by BDUK, but we have already advised them that we are likely to be behind the BDUK timetable in signing a contract as we have had a number of clarifications and issues to work through. Unfortunately we are tied down by commercial confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements so cannot expand on the delays except to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make sure that we get the best possible outcome for our project. The slight delay should not affect the rollout programme.

When will we start to see something happening on the ground?

Survey work is likely to start quite soon after contract signing, and installation of the new network should commence towards the turn of the year. We will be making announcements on a quarterly basis as the project progresses about activity to be undertaken for the coming period.

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