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4,200 more premises in Hampshire have access to superfast
Thursday 30 July 2015 14:33:41 by Andrew Ferguson

Hampshire has announced that its superfast broadband programme has now made better broadband available to some 58,200 premises as part of the £28m investment that should eventually see 97,000 premises that were outside the commercial programmes benefit.

We covered the news on 54,000 premises passed almost exactly three months ago, so we though it would be interesting to see what difference this has made, plus we also now have figures on coverage at speeds of 24 Mbps in addition to the 30 Mbps figure previously used.

thinkbroadband calculation of current fibre, superfast and USC broadband coverage in Hampshire and its Parliamentary Constituencies - 28th July 2015 (change since 30/4/15)
Council Area % fibre based % superfast
>24 Mbps
% superfast
>30 Mbps
(change since 30/4/15)
% cable % Openreach FTTP % Under 2 Mbps USC % Under 15 Mbps
Hampshire County 90.2% 86.1% 85.3% (+0.7) 55.3% 0.1% 1% 9.9%
Portsmouth (City) 98.8% 98.6% 98.6% (=) 92.1% 0% 0% 0.9%
Southampton (City) 95.8% 95.1% 95% 79.1% 0 0.3% 2.4%
Aldershot 98.2% 97.2% 97% (-0.1) 89.5% 0% 0.3% 1.9%
Basingstoke 94% 89.8% 88.9% (=) 59.9% 0% 2.2% 8.5%
East Hampshire 86.3% 77.9% 75.9% (+2.9) 18% 0% 1.4% 14.7%
Eastleigh 95.4% 94.3% 94% (=) 62.3% 0% 0.2% 2.7%
Fareham 96.5% 95.5% 94.9% (=) 84.1% 0% 0% 3.6%
Gosport 97.8% 96.4% 96.1% (-0.1) 88% 0% 0.6% 2.5%
Havant 98.7% 98.4% 98.2% (=) 86.9% 0% 0.2% 1.1%
Meon Valley 85.5% 80.7% 79.3% (+0.4) 56.2% 0% 1.4% 15.7%
New Forest East 85.2% 79.2% 77.8% (+0.3) 24.8% 0% 1.2% 12.2%
New Forest West 87% 78.1% 76.4% (+0.7) 0% 0% 1.2% 13.8%
North East Hampshire 90.1% 81.5% 80.3% (+3) 51.4% 0% 2.1% 14.4%
North West Hampshire 81.2% 76.4% 75.2% (+0.3) 38.2% 1.5% 1% 18.4%
Portsmouth North 98.6% 98.4% 98.4% 90.8% 0% 0% 1%
Portsmouth South 99% 98.8% 98.8% 93.1% 0% 0% 0.9%
Romsey and Southampton North 78.8% 74.5% 74.4% (+1.7) 54.8% 0% 1.5% 21.3%
Southampton Itchen 94.4% 93.5% 93.4% (+0.6) 74.7% 0% 0.6% 3.7%
Southampton Test 96.9% 96.8% 96.7% (=) 83.6% 0% 0% 0.9%
Winchester 87.2% 84.2% 83.6% (-0.1) 58.4% 0% 1% 9.5%
NOTE: The areas that have gone down by 0.1% is usually due to new build activity where fibre and superfast based services are not available.

We know from other news today that the national take-up of fibre broadband for Openreach is now running at 20%, which makes the ward level take-up announced by Hampshire in some areas even more impressive - Basingstoke Rooksdown 68%, Hatch Warren 49%, Beggarwood 49%, Bramley 48% and Sherfield Ward 48%. This means Hampshire will be doing well on its clawback (sometimes called gainshare scheme) and part of this may be down to activity such as its live cabinet list which make it easier for people to what is happening.

Comments

Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Broadband Watchers.
The live cabinet list requires Cab 1 to be upgraded in Minstead as service has been available in the last two weeks. This Cab is off Cadnam Exchange and has a very long line with very low speeds this is the area of Brusher.
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
what ?
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
They mean that cabinet 1 on Cadnam exchange is actually live (it serves properties in Minstead - New Forest) but not mentioned on the Hampshire live cabinet list.

No idea on what the Brusher stuff means.
Posted by chilting about 1 year ago
@Andrew
Harry Brusher Mills 1840-1905
Posted by Gastrovolpe about 1 year ago
I'm in the 2.1% 0f North East Hampshire that is below 2mB/sec. We are told by the team in Winchester that our 'NotSpot' will be considered in the next planning phase scheduled for September. Meanwhile a developer is encouraging the local authority to approve a 5000 dwelling new town right in the middle of our beautiful and ancient countryside. I suspect the guys in Winchester are awaiting the outcome of that decision before including us in any outreach by openreach! What a terrible price to pay...
Posted by WWWombat about 1 year ago
Hampshire is one of the counties in the lead for setting planning requirements on developers to organise super fast connectivity.

5000 homes in a new town would, in the sixties, have merited a new exchange.

As it is, it would still need 10-15 new cabinets.

Approval of your cab isn't likely to hinge on those cabinets.
Posted by t0m5k1 about 1 year ago
Nice to be stuck in the 2.2% of Amazingjoke who can't get Virgin or any xDSL over 2Mbps! even though we still pay the same price as those who get full speed, I think considering the percentages are low for each county the ISPs should be forced to lower the price to those receiving lower speeds & if the ISPs need to recoup that cash it should be from those who refuse to put cabs up (openreach)
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