The Story so far despite Shrewsbury council and Telford and Wrekin being in the same county neither will work with the other to come up with a single solution! Politics wonderful!
Shropshire council bid in wave two of the bduk funding. They failed but are still working with BDUk to fully comply with their requirements. From this we understand that hopefully funding will be given. How much and when is another question. I have heard that news on the figure and if agreement has been made should be public knowledge this month (july).
Our town entered the Infinity competition and came in at 16 th position. Despite this and the fact that out exchange has the 21CN connectivity so ready for Infinity, BT have not upgraded us. We came 16th out of 2495 other towns and villages yet still are waiting! Since January another 400 villages and towns have been railroaded past us all of which fell significantly down the Infinity league table, yet Bt have chosen them over us.
Hopefully if the BDUK funding is given that might help us, but will Shropshire council be looking at the whole of Shropshire or just that area that it currently is in charge of? What of Telford?
Lastly why are BT installing Infinity in towns that already enjoy cable based services such as Stafford etc. What makes Bt think that anyone is going to give up a faster cheaper service that has far more benefits for their Infinity package.
This month is going to be very interesting.
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