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Four more councils broadband plans approved

The BDUK process is a long one, with central approval of any plans being required before a local authority and four areas have received that approval, allowing the area to undertake the business of taking tenders from commercial providers.

  • Kent and Medway Councils, BDUK allocation £9,870,000
  • Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, BDUK allocation £8,210,000
  • Lincolnshire, BDUK allocation £14,310,000
  • Hampshire, City of Portsmouth, City of Southampton, BDUK allocation £8,420,000


Does this mean Telford & Wrekin will bring more FTTC in due course to Cuckoo Oak, Hollinswood and Oakengates as my neighbours such as Dawley, Donnington, Stirchley and Wellington already got FTTC for this year.

  • adslmax
  • over 9 years ago

If BT gets the contract then yes most likely.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 9 years ago

Thanks Andrew, all I need to do is just sit back and wait until BT put the dates on. Hopefully not too long before 2015.

  • adslmax
  • over 9 years ago

You alledgedly have 120/12 from Virgin Media, unsure what FTTC will bring you.

  • Dixinormous
  • over 9 years ago

Telford and Wrekin have pulled out after deciding that they could not justify the £700,000 funding that was needed from them. Shropshire is now going ahead alone.

  • StarTree
  • over 9 years ago

Looks like I'm in with a chance of getting at least 2MBs broadband, which is better than the 800KBs-1.7MBs I'm getting at present. I'm in Hampshire.

  • AspieMum
  • over 9 years ago

Telford & Wrekin withdrew their bid so we will get f**k all!!!!!
BT need to sort this out as they are the retards that put us on the Hollinswood exchange when we live in Donnington.

  • tony8436
  • over 8 years ago

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