Superfast Berkshire is dedicated to reaching as many premises in Berkshire as possible and we will be launching the Superfast Complete project which will build on the existing programme to extend coverage to the hardest to reach areas in the remaining 1.1% across East and West Berkshire by utilising existing BDUK schemes that are available to residents which are outlined below.

The Superfast Complete project will be running from September 2020 until February 2021

Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

The Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is designed to provide residents and businesses in some of the hardest-to-reach parts of Berkshire with future-proof broadband connections. The scheme offers funding towards installing gigabit-capable broadband to rural premises with speeds of less than 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) when part of a group project.

For more information see https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural/ where there is also a postcode checker to find out if you are eligible. If you are in an eligible area, there will be a message telling you the postcode meets the rurality criteria.

Community Fibre Partnership (CFP)

A CFP is where a local group representing two or more premises work together with BT Openreach to bring superfast or ultrafast to an area. To find out more information visit their website.

https://communityfibre.openreach.co.uk/

Universal Service Obligation (USO)

Universal Service Obligation is a piece of government legislation that gives eligale addresses the right to request a decent and affordable broadband connection.  A decent connection is one that can deliver a download speed of at least 10Mbs and uploadspeed of at least 1Mbs.  Affordable means the minimum price available is not more than £46.10 a month.

If you would like to know more about USO, Ofcom have an area on their website that has been set up to give you more information. 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/broadband-uso-need-to-know