For those of us who still haven't moved away after six years of "exploring solutions" from BT, there seems to be some progress from council.
Basically they now investigate gap funding options and start investigating about government funds for meeting the 10 Mbps USO.
The good thing is, money seems to be finally on the table. This far it has not been an option as far as I understand. They also seem to put focus on future proof technologies, basically FTTP, as there is a government initiative for that as well. For the remaining EO part of Rotherhithe, FTTP might make sense, as it is a narrow strip of land (riverside and around docks), and the local cabling is aluminium. If G.Fast is not going to impress with speed over 350 meters of copper, it would be much less with aluminium. Either a half of the rearranged part of the peninsula would get FTTC that would not scale up beyond VDSL, or they would need to install a lot of green cabinets, which again is complicated and expensive.
We shall see.
The bad thing is, now that money might be on the table, OR willprobably do very little before this investigation finishes. They will finish what they have started but I would be surprised if they added a single "in scope" area in Rotherhithe before October as there might be money involved while waiting.
Edited by hvis42 (Mon 26-Jun-17 16:20:11)