Issues delay signing of Devon and Somerset broadband project
While there are very vocal complaints about BT winning the BDUK projects, for many small businesses and consumers it represents a chance for some improvements to their broadband after years of little change in speeds. It is thus disappointing to find out that the final contract signing for the Connecting Devon and Somerset project is still having the final nitty gritty thrashed out when BT was announced as the partner back in October 2012.
The BBC article gives no real indication of what the final delays are over, it may be that the project is seeking variations on the standard template that may be being used on these projects. The optimists out there may be hoping it means that the council is pushing for a higher proportion of full fibre connections as opposed to FTTC, the reality is that it is probably over how the project will move forward post 2015 when the BDUK funds in theory dry up as this project is aiming for 100% superfast coverage in seven years.