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Open Market Review 2018

Important - this is a formal request for information from Staffordshire County Council to all Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure providers.

The Superfast Staffordshire partnership comprises of Staffordshire County Council, Broadband Delivery United Kingdom (BDUK) and BT Group. Since May 2013 the partnership has increased superfast (>24Mbps) coverage from 70% to 95.62% currently and forecast to be 96% by the end of 2018.

In preparation of applications for further government funding (e.g. Rural Broadband Infrastructure (DEFRA) fund), we are undertaking an address level Open Market Review to define the remaining intervention area. It is therefore Staffordshire County Councils' intention to procure Next Generation Access solutions capable of achieving a minimum of 30 Mbps download speed for the remaining area in scope for NGA deployment.

As part of this new procurement process, we are now commencing an Open Market Review ("OMR") to establish existing and planned (next 3 years) commercial coverage of broadband services across the Staffordshire County and City of Stoke areas by all existing and any prospective, NGA broadband infrastructure providers. Once we have defined these Intervention Areas from the OMR, we will be conducting a minimum one month State aid public consultation on our proposed Intervention Areas.

We are sending this OMR to all recognised broadband infrastructure and internet providers in our area. The deadline for responses is Monday 30th April 2018 to the questions set out in the Annex. A full response template incorporating a spreadsheet of our Intervention Area premises is available upon completion of the PSMA Public Sector End User License, via the Council's secure e-mail system.

This is an important piece of work especially if you have built, or are intending to build an NGA compliant network in Staffordshire (including the City of Stoke). It is vital they we accurately identify the intervention area, where public funding can be utilised to build network. It is in no one's interest to overbuild another network.

Should you have any further queries please contact superfast@staffordshire.gov.uk

Open Market Review - Request for Information

 

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