Some BT exchange areas, such as Adderbury for example, straddle the Northamptonshire county border. If your home or business lies within the county boundary and is within the intervention area for the project then the same measures will be taken to seek solutions as elsewhere. This is regardless of whether part of the exchange area falls outside of the county boundary or if you are on the periphery of Northamptonshire. This may mean that some of the network build to deliver a solution involves works outside of the county to serve premises within the county – this is not unusual and is managed as part of the programme.
It is not always possible for BT to align roll out plans on different sides of a county boundary which are being delivered through different projects similar to the two contracts with Superfast Northamptonshire. This means that plans either side of the Northamptonshire boundary may come forward at different times.
Within a BT exchange area there will be any number of cabinet structures – these are upgraded independently i.e. not all cabinets in an exchange area will be upgraded to fibre at the same time, regardless of whether the exchange area crosses a county boundary or not. An exchange is recognised as upgraded on the BT Openreach When and Where map when at least one cabinet structure has been upgraded to fibre.
The County Council's When and Where map provides an indication at postcode level of when roll out plans may come forward, based on the best interpretation of information available to the County Council. These plans may be subject to change.
It is worth noting that not all broadband service and network providers utilise BT network infrastructure and therefore exchange areas are not always relevant to the availability of your broadband.