Phase 3 - State Aid Public Consultation

Purpose

With contracted plans already in place to deliver better broadband to around 98% of Suffolk premises by 2020, Suffolk now intends to procure further coverage of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure (capable of delivering download speeds of at least 30Mbps) in remaining areas within the county where such broadband is currently unavailable.

Suffolk now intends to conduct a further (Phase 3) open procurement in respect of the remaining area without NGA broadband infrastructure. In preparation for this procurement, Suffolk conducted a new Phase 3 open market review (OMR) between June 2018 and December 2018 to establish existing and planned (within the next 3 years) coverage of broadband infrastructure across Suffolk.

The information collected through the Open Market Review, and Suffolk's own data sources, has been used to define a proposed intervention area for the forthcoming procurement. A public consultation sets out the proposed intervention area, so as to enable all interested stakeholders (including the public, businesses, internet service providers and broadband infrastructure operators) to comment on the proposals.  In particular, this provides an opportunity for broadband infrastructure operators to review Suffolk’s mapping to ensure that it correctly represents the information provided by them in the course of the Phase 3 OMR.

 

Response

Suffolk is requesting information and supporting evidence in relation to NGA broadband infrastructure within the project area and wish to hear from all relevant stakeholders (including residents, businesses as well as broadband infrastructure operators), particularly in relation to areas to be targeted as part of the NGA intervention area. 

 

If you are interested in responding:

 

1) Download the Phase 3 Public Consultation document

 

Phase 3 Public Consultation document (PDF - 330KB)

Suffolk Intervention area (PDF - 4MB)

 

2) Complete and return a signed Partners Standard Form Contractor Licence - send to broadband@suffolk.gov.uk. When responding, we would be grateful if you could confirm your organisation's name and address, as well as the name, position and contact details of the person responding on behalf of the organisation.  

 

PSMA Standard Contractor Licence (WORD, 2MB)

 

3) Once you have returned your signed Partners Standard Form Contractor Licence, we will email you the Response Template. Please return your response, covering all the information requested (as outlined in section 8 of the Phase 3 Public Consultation document) by 28th June 2019.