Isle of Wight broadband project crosses into procurement phase
Another of the BDUK projects is plodding on and is now entering the phase were it has to pick from one of the two approved suppliers. The BBC article has the council now suggesting that delivery work will start in Spring 2014, we hope that the council updates the project website which is still showing a hopeful date for work to start of early 2013.
The work of picking the provider is set to continue till September 2013, given the way the contracts have gone to date another BT win is likely. Fujitsu has yet to win a project and while this is seen as favouritism to BT by many, it is most likely the fear factor of going for an unknown entity versus the devil you know.