Updates from OnLincolnshire
I refer to my last blog on this matter. This is the latest depressing news:
27th September 2016
Questions to Steve Brookes
1. Do we know if the revised records are now available for the ISP’s to offer fibre from the new cabinet 17?
2. Has the Change Request been finally signed off, if not have BT given any indication when this might happen?
1. I am told that the records will be finalised tomorrow, so fingers crossed.
2. The CR hasn't been formally signed off, but I am assured that it will happen within the next week or so. As soon as it, I will drop you a line.
30th September 2016
Metheringham 3/2 (Nocton) - Still with commissioners to finalise records
Public update regarding letters sent to communities by BT
We are aware that a number of communities have been approached by BT in relation to the above scheme.
In essence, the scheme asks community members to express an interest in a fibre based broadband solution and then asks them to contribute towards the cost of the build.
This scheme isn't related to the Lincolnshire Broadband Programme and we are unaware of letters BT are sending out to communities.
Our position remains, that we will utilise existing funding from Contract 1 underspend and from what we call a clawback arrangement with BT to attempt to fund additional communities over and above what have been deployed in Contract 1 or is planned in contract 2. Until we have established which additional communities/premises we can cover with this funding, we cannot support any scheme that asks communities for funding which may subsequently be covered by the extra work we are currently investigating. We hope to make further announcements shortly regarding this matter.
Sky calls for BT Openreach separation
" BT’s response as the monopoly owner of Britain’s national broadband infrastructure is to underinvest in fibre and continue to sweat its existing copper network. “As a result, a mere 2 per cent of UK households had access to fibre to the home last year..."