July and August updates where missed as their was little to report and any updates where covered by the superfast berkshire site.
We are now in the final 2 weeks of September and the end of the procurement process for Superfast Berkshire, the contract signing with Openreach should be announced either this week or next.
The likely course of events will be planning from now till the beginning of next year and the rollout to start in early 2014 like other BDUK projects, this is subject to confirmation.
The project was due to finish procurement by the end of July 2013, however the OMR showed that BDUK underestimated the number of properties in the intervention area- further public funding was obtained through lobbying and then match funded.
The public investment is now about £4 million up from £3 million, as the increase was over 10% the 2nd part of procurement had to be restarted, hence the September end date.
Newbury PCP 46 is having a FTTC twin installed in early October Junction of Greenham Rd and Pinchington Ln.
Burghfield Common is still down as CS for September 2013, all work looks to be completed but their could be delays.
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