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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Mar-17 19:06:04
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BDUK Presentations to INCA

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I just found a set of presentations given at an INCA workshop. It seems that BDUK was giving altnets information about tendering for the remaining phase 3 ITTs.

It includes
- Hints from Fastershire ("Coverage is king; Be clear on the risks")
- Bidding process, including latest status for projects
- Gap Funding principles
- The USC voucher scheme (valid everywhere except Wales & CDS)
- How to show compliance with the NGA requirements (network topologies, wireless link budgets etc).

The USC scheme presentation had these two paragraphs next to each other on the same slide. One says it helps raise funds to build a new broadband network, the other says it cannot be used to fund building new network infrastructure:
Community Schemes
Customers can "pool" their subsidies to support with installation costs to help raise funds for having a new broadband network built in their area.

The same eligibility criteria apply to the use of the subsidy under a community scheme, i.e. it cannot be used to fund building of new network infrastructure.

Can you figure out the subtle difference?

My guess is that an ISP could build new network infrastructure provided the funding come from a pool of plain, standard "installation costs" that would have applied to any individual. i.e. No ECC's.
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