Superfast Surrey State Aid Public Consultation

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Message from the Superfast Surrey Team

As you will know, the Superfast Surrey main deployment has ended and Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to confirm the broadband landscape of Surrey before making further decisions on additional deployment of broadband infrastructure.

We have now received guidance from Broadband Delivery UK and are writing to advise you that the Superfast Surrey State Aid Public Consultation will last for one month commencing on 25 April 2016 (closing at 17:00 on 24 May 2016).

The State Aid Public Consultation document has been uploaded to the website – http://superfastsurrey.org.uk/superfast-surrey-state-aid-public-consultation

It summarises the State Aid regulations and includes an overview of the responses that Surrey County Council has received from Service Providers relating to their current and future Next Generation Access (NGA) infrastructure deployment plans.

The document includes a map and a list of all Surrey postcodes with their proposed NGA designation together with details of how to respond should anyone not be content with our proposed white NGA areas.

It should be noted that in parallel to this public consultation, BDUK have advised that SCC must also seek an explanation and evidence from service providers explaining changes to their commercial deployment plans for Surrey that were announced in 2012.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Surrey NGA Intervention Area will be determined following analysis of responses to the State Aid Public Consultation and submission to BDUK. It should be noted that even if areas are cleared by BDUK as NGA White or NGA Target White, any decisions as to whether they will benefit from any publicly funded deployment will not be made until later this year when BT’s deployment modelling has been assessed, and the opportunity and extent of value for money deployment that can be fully funded by Superfast Surrey has been determined.

To ensure a thorough awareness of the process we would appreciate your assistance in bringing the information contained in this email to the attention of your community through your own communications channels.

Kind Regards,

The Superfast Surrey Team
http://superfastsurrey.org.uk/

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