State aid public consultation – Faster broadband for Hampshire
To hear views from businesses, communities and residents about the proposed Hampshire Broadband Programme intervention area. Using government funding and matched public sector investment, the Hampshire Broadband Programme aims to intervene and deliver faster broadband to those areas of Hampshire that are not deemed commercially viable by telecommunications companies.
As part of the State Aid approval process Hampshire County Council invites comment from telecommunications providers, businesses and residents regarding the scope, aims and objectives detailed in its report ‘State aid public consultation – Faster broadband for Hampshire 790kb'. This is an opportunity for any telecommunications providers that did not respond to the Open Market Review (OMR), together with members of the public, businesses or other suppliers to tell us of any plans they have to enable broadband in our intervention area, or add comments or other service delivery details.
The purpose of the Hampshire Broadband Programme is to deliver faster broadband to all parts of Hampshire by 2015. The programme aims to deliver 24Mbps or more to 90% of premises in Hampshire with a guaranteed minimum of 2Mbps across all locations. This will be provided using a mix of technologies.
Combining demand stimulation programmes with marketing and advertising it is hoped to drive take up and penetration to a point where the programme can reach beyond the 90% target within the funds available.
Alternative Network providers: Hampshire County Council has identified a number of smaller independent wireless networks operating within the County Council area. The coverage they provide has been considered when classifying postcodes for White, Grey, Black status.
Please read the report: State aid public consultation – Faster broadband for Hampshire 790kb for further information on this consultation.
Your views on this consultation are invited.
Responses are requested by 5pm on 29 September 2012 via email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
Hampshire Broadband Programme
Hampshire County Council