The Central Bedfordshire Broadband project has declared that its phase 1 BDUK project is now complete, so its time to look at what has been achieved.
The project is a combined effort from a number of councils, namely Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council and Milton Keynes itself, so we have combined these three councils to arrive at an overall project result. While projects hitting their targets are important in the political sense the reality on the ground is that people only really case about their own home.
|thinkbroadband calculation of Superfast, USC and Fibre
Broadband Coverage across the Central Bedfordshire Broadband Project Area
Coverage figures as of 31st July 2016
|Area||% fibre based||% superfast
24 Mbps or faster
30 Mbps or faster
|% cable||% Openreach FTTP||% Under 2 Mbps USC||% Under 10 Mbps|
|Combined Project Area||94%||92.1%||91.7%||40.2%||4.42%||0.4%||4%|
|Bedford Borough Council||91.5%||89.3%||89%||71.1%||0.25%||0.7%||5.4%|
|Central Bedfordshire Council||92.1%||89.8%||89.2%||60.2%||0%||0.3%||4.8%|
|Milton Keynes Council||97.6%||96.4%||96.1%||0%||11.73%||0.2%||2.2%|
Our data shows that the project has broken through the 90% mark and is continuing to deliver as the next phase is rolled out, and this can only be good news for the more than 10,000 premises who can only get a 10 Mbps or slower connection currently.