The Superfast Berkshire project started in 2011, as part of a Government subsidised national programme, to improve broadband coverage in areas deemed not commercially viable for the private sector. The original aims of the project were to;
- Ensure all Berkshire premises could access basic broadband, at speeds of 2Mbps or faster
- At least 90% of Berkshire premises could access superfast broadband, at speeds of 24Mbps or faster
The project is backed by all six Berkshire unitary council and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
In October 2013 Superfast Berkshire signed a contract with BT for Phase 1 of the project that is currently scheduled to deliver superfast coverage of 91.6% by the end of 2015. Further investment and a contract variation has increased expected superfast broadband coverage to 92.3% by the end of 2015.
In July 2015, Superfast Berkshire signed contracts [158kb] with Gigaclear and Call Flow Solutions to extend superfast coverage to 95.6% by the end of 2017.
The project encourages you to register your interest in improving broadband where you live or work, to support our broadband improvement campaign. We will use this data to demonstrate broadband demand to suppliers and we can also alert you to the availability of broadband once improvements have been delivered to your community.