Broadband In Owslebury

BROADBAND IN OWSLEBURY 

The County Council’s broadband programme was tasked to reach 95% coverage across the county by the end of 2018. The programme has delivered more than 96% coverage so far although our contracts with Openreach are due to close at the end of the year.

Within Owslebury parish Hampshire County Council have upgraded 202 premises to Copper based Fibre (FTTC) and 31 to Full Fibre (FTTP) connections.

The government has set a target to deliver 100% of UK premises with gigabit capable connections by the end of 2025.  This programme is being designed by Building Digital UK (DBUK) which is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). Hampshire County Council expect BDUK to start the procurement process in 2021 but details have yet to be released. HCC continues to work with and lobby BDUK regarding this process and to ensure that Hampshire is as close to the top of the list of procurements as possible.

In the interim BDUK has launched the Gigabit Voucher Scheme which allows residents in areas with speeds below 100Mbps to claim a voucher of up to £1,500 towards the cost of installing a gigabit capable broadband connections for a group of two or more premises.

Hampshire has added £1m of funding to the vouchers to increase the available voucher value per residential property to £3,000.

The voucher scheme is managed and administered by BDUK and in the first instance residents should contact a supplier to ask for a quote.

 The supplier will guide the group through the voucher claiming process.

Details can be found on Hampshires website: https://www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/top-up/