For those of you that completed the Superfast Broadband Questionaire, here is an update:
Superfast Broadband in Surrey – the latest position
Surrey County Council is following a competitive dialogue procurement process to select a private sector company to extend the roll-out of broadband in Surrey to those areas that are not commercially viable for the private sector to invest alone. The aim is to ensure that homes and businesses can access superfast broadband and make use of the benefits it offers, no matter where they are located in the county.
Final proposals were received from two bidders in June. These provided detail on issues such as technology, deployment, speeds and cost. The proposals were evaluated against a set of criteria, which took into account both cost and quality to find the best solution for Surrey.
On 24 July 2012 Surrey County Council’s Cabinet considered the proposals and took the decision to award the contract to the preferred bidder.
The project is now in a ten day standstill period, as required by the Public Contracts Regulations (2006).
The contract will be finalised with the preferred bidder and signed during August.
At this point the County Council will be in a position to provide further details around this ground breaking, superfast broadband contract for Surrey. A joint press release shall be issued with the Supplier and a bulletin will be circulated to provide information.
Surrey County Council will work with the Supplier to develop the deployment schedule. Information on where and when superfast broadband will be deployed will be available in the Autumn.
Superfast Broadband Project Team
Surrey County Council
Dont forget to register your interest for BT to extend their BT Infinity coverage to Hambledon. If more residents expressed their interest in BT Infinity the logging of this demand may give BT a greater impetus to roll out towards Hambledon. So please use their BT Infinity availability checker and confirm your interest so we can build a weight of demand. Just go here: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/