Devon and Somerset launch improved map
If there was one area that the central BDUK operation could have standardised it is the area of mapping resources for the 44 BDUK projects. Connecting Devon and Somerset has just revamped the Where and When section of their website to improve the map used and has created one of the better County level maps.
The new map is the usual colour rich image but when you search for a specific postcode the postcode data that the project has released for some months is used to provide a look up, e.g. EX5 5JD reveals it is on the Stoke Canon exchange and cabinet 1 with a likely live date of October 2014. There is a long list of caveats as with all the data from the BDUK projects, the short summary is that plans can change so no information should be taken as written in stone.
We have not slacked on our own map system here at thinkbroadband, since we added two new speed layers to our maps earlier in the week. There is now a layer showing FTTC speed estimates for postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales and this reveals the bad news for EX5 5JD that if and when cabinet 1 gets it fibre twin this postcode is not going to get any boost in speed. The other layer is our own set of ADSL2+ speed estimates.