One of the biggest questions of recent months has been when will I get faster broadband and it is a difficult question to answer given the amount of work needed to get the infrastructure rolled out in the various parts of the UK. The project for Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire is trying to throw some more information out there for those desperate to know where and when.
The big caveat is that the maps are still based on modelling, rather than precise visits to each site and obtaining quotes for power and elements that would affect the roll-out, so while the maps give phases for 2014/2015 there is always the possibility that an area may slip behind or even be enabled ahead of schedule.
For those in the orange and red areas, i.e. will only get the basic USC level service through the project or can get 2 Mbps now but no improvements planned the message is clear and that is to go down the DIY route, the Connected Counties site does list some of the alternatives, including wireless providers such as VillageNetWorks and Gigaclear who can provide a full fibre (FTTH/P) connection if an area shows sufficient demand.