The map shows where pure fibre and fibre-based roll out plans to provide access to
superfast broadband services are in place or expected to happen in the coming
years. This is based on the best interpretation of information available to the
County Council provided by commercial telecoms providers at a postcode level and
the Council’s contracts with Openreach and Gigaclear – the map is not accurate at a premise level.
You can use our ‘When and Where’ postcode search for an estimate
of when superfast broadband may be coming to your area. You may find more detailed information on the Roll Out Schedule.
The commercial coverage areas shown on the map are based on information
provided by telecoms providers following the most recent Open Market Review undertaken by
the County Council which concluded in early 2016. This asked for information on
where suppliers already provide or are planning to roll out broadband
networks capable of supporting speeds of at least 30Mbps. There
are several commercial ’Next Generation’ fibre network suppliers currently
operating in the county. To find out
more please see the Telecoms Providers page.
The remaining phasing shows the
anticipated roll out programme being progressed through plans secured to date by
the County Council through the Superfast Northamptonshire project. This includes two contracts with Openreach providing
for over 74,250 premises and the most recent contract signed with Gigaclear to deploy ultrafast broadband to a further 6,330 premises in the rural areas. It also includes coverage being managed by
Abthorpe Broadband Association’s and delivered by Tove Valley Broadband in the south of the
county, enabled by Government’s Rural Community Broadband Fund. New initiatives
to extend coverage are continuing to come forward.
It should be noted that this programme and the current expected
coverage will be subject to change over the lifetime of the Project.
See the FAQs page
for further information.