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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 16-Jun-14 13:47:12
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York & West Yorkshire - SEP Planning


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It looks like York is getting a divorce from North Yorkshire, at least as far as broadband goes, and is hopping into bed with West Yorkshire instead.

www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=4294967768

This "combined authority" are making plans for the SEP project (BDUK tranche 2), and indicate that they've been earmarked with £6.9m for the project. Not bad, given that the phase 1 project seems to be already targeting 97% (for West Yorkshire) and 96% (for the city of York).

One interesting snippet is that they seem to believe that other authorities won't be able to meet their "match-funding" targets, and will have to refuse some of the central funding. To that end, they've already ear-marked £9m for match-funding - so seem to expect to be able to get extra money out of the government.

That implies there may be up to £18m in subsidies available for West Yorkshire & York... to cover a final 3-4%
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