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SUPERFAST BROADBAND PLANS IN BEDFORD BOROUGH

The Council is working in partnership with our neighbouring councils, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough and Milton Keynes, to extend fibre coverage across Bedford Borough.  The programme is known as Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Programme.

Bedford Borough Council is investing its own money, along with funding from Central Government, to achieve the maximum possible rollout of fibre to our homes and businesses.  Under current projects, Bedford Borough will provide fibre broadband availability to over 97% of premises.

The fibre rollout is split into two phased projects which currently run until 2018/19.  We continue to seek additional funding to achieve further coverage in the future to reach our target of 100% coverage across the Borough.

 

Central Superfast - Phase 3 NGA Procurement; latest information available at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/business/broadband/nga-procurement/overview.aspx

Public consultation closure notice - available here

 

BDUK SUPERFAST EXTENSION PROJECT 2016 – 2018: CURRENTLY LIVE

Cabinets that have been upgraded and are live...

Bedford 38

Bedford 51

Bedford 64

Bedford 90

Bedford 95

Bedford 123

Bedford 135

Bedford 131

Kempston 9

Kempston 21

Oakley 1

Oakley 3

Oakley 4

Oakley 5

Oakley 11

Oakley 15

Oakley 16

Ravensden 4

Turvey 1

Turvey 2

Last updated: 16.01.17

 

Cabinets due to be upgraded

Work is on-going on the following cabinets for delivery over the coming months/year:

Bedford 69

Bedford 86

Bedford 112

Bedford 130

Colmworth 1

Great Barford 1

Great Barford 4

Harrold 4

Kempston 10

Kempston 29

Kimbolton 1

Ravensden 1

Ravensden 3

Riseley 2

Sharnbrook 1

Sharnbrook 6

St.Neots 44

St.Neots 47

St.Neots 54

St.Neots 55

Turvey 3

Wilstead 3

Wilstead 7

 

You can check your broadband phasing status based on your location using the materials below:

Check your postcode in the June 2016 – 2018 rollout Postcode Checker

Download June 2016 – 2018 rollout map Bedford Borough - Project Map

You can check your cabinet on Broadband Checker

 

BDUK SUPERFAST BROADBAND PROJECT 2014 – 2016: OFFICIALLY COMPLETED

Completed fibre broadband cabinet upgrades (serving Bedford Borough):

Bedford 44T

Bedford 55

Bedford 67

Bedford 80

Bedford 114

Bedford 125

Bedford 136

Cardington 2

Cardington 3

Colmworth 3

Great Barford 2

Great Barford 3

Harrold 1

Harrold 2

Harrold 3

Lower Shelton 14

Lower Shelton 18

Oakley 2

Oakley 6

Oakley 7

Oakley 8

Oakley 9

Oakley 12

Oakley 13

Oakley 14

Ravensden 2

Riseley 3

Sharnbrook 2

Sharnbrook 3

Sharnbrook 4

Sharnbrook 7

Wilstead 2

Wilstead 4

Wilstead 5

Wilstead 6

Wilstead 8

Wilstead 12

Wilstead 13

Wilstead 14

 

You can check your cabinet speed on Broadband Checker

 

BETTER BROADBAND SCHEME

The Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed to every premises in the UK from the end of 2015. As part of this commitment, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are making available the option of a subsidised satellite broadband installation for eligible premises.

See details of the scheme here

 

COMMUNITY LED BROADBAND SCHEMES

Over the past few years, a number of communities (both urban and rural) have successfully improved broadband access in their local area through a community led model. The Government has produced guidance to help community groups to access and benefit from potential models, case studies and funding options relevant to local broadband projects. The information can be found at GOV.UK

 

ADVICE TO DEVELOPERS & HOUSE BUILDERS

See this link for Openreach's advice on provision of broadband in new developments

 

GENERAL BROADBAND INFO

For general information on what superfast broadband is and how it benefits you, please open this document

 

Contact:

Justine Ives, Business Growth Manager

e: Justine.ives@bedford.gov.uk

Please click here to contact us

 

Women & Broadband Leading enterprise agency, Wenta, has completed a second business support programme for women entrepreneurs living in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Bedford resident Alex Falcon Huerta of Soaring Falcon Accountancy won the Outstanding Achievement Award
See the full Press Release for details of other winners and more about the programme and Wenta.

 


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