North Yorkshire (incl York itself) had a pretty sparse plan for commercial coverage - reaching only 33% of the county.
In July, they became the first county to sign up to BT, and to make use of their BDUK funds (augmented with a large chunk of ERDF funding too). The Funding summary:
BT commercial funding (to July): £23M BT commercial funding (to come): £11M BT share of non-viable funds: £10M BDUK share: £17.8M ERDF share: £ 8.6M Total: £70M
Last week, in evidence to the Rural Affairs committee in the commons, the boss for NYNET said that they have specifically planned for coverage (using FTTC) rather than speed (using FTTP) - although the technology choice is BT's. NY aims within BDUK are for 90% superfast coverage, and 10% USC coverage. However, they intend to foster community schemes for those within the 10% - which tend to use fixed wireless (although he doesn't expect BT to depend on fixed wireless, satellite or 4G at all, or as little as possible).
Extrapolating from BDUK numbers, this gives us the following information on properties:
Total properties: 372k NGA White Area: 248k Commercial: 124k BDUK SFBB Target: 211k (90%) BDUK USC Target: 37k (10%)
So the SFBB component of BDUK is more than 50% bigger than the commercial rollout!
Now, on the Openreach "where and when" pages, this plan can start to be seen - almost every exchange in the county has changed to be either "coming soon" or a "future exchange" in 2013 or 2014 - and yet none have appeared in any of the Openreach "exchange announcements" that we see periodically.
Here is my summary of the exchange information within North Yorkshire (the #Lines figure is total number, not the number where SFBB will be deployed):
Number of... Exchanges #Lines Announced Commercially 18 Taking Orders 12 149k CS 2 18k FE 4 24k Unannounced (BDUK) 119 CS - March 2013 10 27k FE - 2013 53 79k FE - 2014 56 50k Unannounced (Unviable) 8 2k Total 145
Note: 10 of these exchanges have progressed far enough to be "coming soon" with dates as soon as March 2013, and yet are still unannounced - I can't help but wonder if these are part of the final tranche of commercial exchanges, rather than being true BDUK coverage.
There are also bordering exchanges close to the county boundary that look like they provide coverage within the county too... and some of those too seem to have become these mysterious "unannounced" exchanges, but with CS and FE status. These amount to another 9 exchanges that currently serve 17k lines.
The Superfast North Yorkshire website currently predicts that the SFBB coverage is going to come from upgrading 700 cabinets. Presumably some of these will be infill in the 18 commercial exchanges, while some will be used in the 119 in-county exchanges, and some for the 9 out-of-county exchanges.