Another BDUK project is slowly moving forward and after receiving some 9,000 responses to its consultation phase so far, the joint project covering Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire has moved into its procurement phase.
The procurement stage involved a back and forth process between the potential bidders (BT and Fujitsu) as the two councils attempt to get the best commitment deal and maximise the investment from the commercial partner.
The Connected Counties website has apparently had 9,000 registrations of interest as part of its consultation. For those living or working in the two counties and are curious as to whether they will be covered by the project two large (10MB) PDF maps are available showing black, grey and white areas for basic and superfast broadband. On the basic map the white areas should match up with areas where no broadband is available or it is slower than 2 Mbps, the white areas on the NGA map indicate where no superfast service is available or planned to exist by 2015. The grey shading on each map indicates one operator is available, with the black shading are those with the a choice of two or more operators.