According to the County Council they have started the formal tender process to appoint a commercial partner. The successful company will implement Hampshire’s programme to bring faster broadband to areas of the county that will not be upgraded by the commercial market. An appointment is likely to be made in February/March 2013 and work will start on delivering faster broadband services in the summer of 2013.
We’re still waiting to hear if this definitely includes Upham.
Broadband sign up campaign remains vital
We want as many people as possible to sign up to our campaign so that we can demonstrate to the commercial partner that wins our tender that there are plenty of potential customers who want to make use of this service. Evidence of high demand will help the programme funding go further, increasing the number of locations we are able to reach with the limited funding available.
If you haven’t added your name to the campaign, please do it today!