Northamptonshire County Council prefers BT
It looks likely that BT will win another BDUK project as they have been named as the preferred supplier by Northamptonshire County Council.
The decision is not final as it requires approval of the council cabinet at a meeting on February 13th. While the projects aims are the standard 90% with superfast and 2 Mbps for all, the project is endeavouring to aim for 100% superfast coverage by 2017.
Update 13th February 2013: The cabinet meeting has approved BT as the supplier with details on roll-out plans appearing in March. The Northampton Chronicle and Echo has some more information on the project timeline, by March 2014 the first 2,000 premises to benefit from a superfast service under the project should be live, rising to 90% of the affected premises by March 2015. The project will continue to take superfast services to 100% of premises by March 2017 that are outside the existing commercial footprints, a total of 81,000 premises.