New Programme 2018 - 2020

The third phase of Superfast Cornwall, part funded by the EU, was announced on 22nd August 2017.

We are aiming to publish the initial areas that will be assessed for upgrading by the end of September 2017. Detailed surveying and planning will follow and the first premises are expected to go live in Spring 2018.

The media release is available here

Current Programme 2016 - 2018

The current programme aims to cover at least 8,600 premises of the 30,000+ premises in Cornwall that could still benefit from an upgrade to Superfast broadband and aims to be completed by the end of 2017.

Postcode details are available to view/download below:

Postcodes upgraded under the 2016-2018 Superfast Extension Programme

Postcodes underway for upgrade under the 2016-2018 Superfast Extension Programme

Please note:

  1. Once more detailed planning and surveying is undertaken, unforeseen circumstances can mean that upgrade plans for a given area may change. In some cases this can mean an area becomes economically unviable to complete.
  2. Postcodes do not map straightforwardly onto network deployments. Therefore once an area has been enabled, it is not necessarily true that all the premises in the postcode will experience an uplift in speeds, or that speed uplifts will be limited to only the postcode areas specified.

The above list covers approximately 6,000 of the 8,600 premises we are aiming to upgrade in the current programme. These lists will be updated on a quarterly basis as they are planned.

A map showing these areas is available here. (Click layers, then expand the superfast broadband option and check the tick box for "2016-2018 Superfast Extension Broadband".) - Please note this is due to be updated with the new areas shortly.

Can my area be brought forward or into the current programme?

Unfortunately it is not possible to set any priorities for individual areas. With 30,000+ premises and around 7,000 businesses that could benefit from an improvement in speed, the roll out of the programme needs to be determined by a financial / engineering model that provides value for money by maximising the number of premises. There are hundreds of clusters and thousands of individual premises, and virtually all such areas that contact us have a key business, school or other reason as to why they should be prioritised.

Further Activity

Cornwall Council are working on development of a further part-EU funded programme that will provide further coverage between 2018 and 2020.

Alternatives

Cornwall Council is keen to ensure that a complementary scheme is available so that any businesses or communities that cannot be covered under the 2018 - 2020 roll out can apply for funding to help with alternative technologies.

Please see our Alternative Solutions page for information about satellite and mobile broadband.
 
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