Worcestershire set to sign BDUK contract on 29th July
The councils across the UK are falling into line with their BDUK projects, but while some look likely to hit the Government target, ones like Worcestershire that is likely to sign its contract on 29th July and not start delivery until April 2014.
What is interesting about Worcestershire is that the council announced its targets in 2011 and ran a survey in 2012, which by now has had 10,000 responses.
With Worcestershire apparently having around 70% of premises able to access a superfast service currently, there is obviously a lot of work to be done, and while it appears the size of the cash pot which is £3.3m from the BDUK and £8.5m from the council is known which parts of the county will benefit is not known yet. With a 90% superfast target, the odds are 1 in 3 that the project may not bring superfast speeds to you, if you are outside the commercial footprint.