Project Gigabit - South Wiltshire





Project Gigabit
South Wiltshire Lot 30 type B connectivity solution
Building Digital UK (BDUK) has entered a contract with Wessex Internet to build gigabit capable infrastructure in South Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Council have welcomed the appointment and look forward to developing our working relationship with Wessex Internet, providing operational support to enable the build.

Wessex Internet anticipate connecting 14,500 premises over the next five years. BDUK and Wiltshire Council are currently in the process of analysing the deployment phases and where Wessex Internet plans to start and finish infrastructure in South Wiltshire, so that as infrastructure is enabled we can measure their ‘pace’ against the deployment targets. This announcement moves the project into the early enablement phases, and further briefings will be provided as more information becomes available.

Further connectivity has been widely anticipated by residents, businesses and people in South Wiltshire who were not otherwise connected through the Project Superfast programme, which ended in 2022. Wiltshire Council is hopeful for further flexibility through the BDUK Gigabit Voucher Scheme (GBVS).

This scheme can provide vouchers worth up to £4,500 for homes and businesses in the hardest to reach rural areas to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections to their doorstep when part of a group. Further briefings will detail when/if BDUK release vouchers for areas needing additional support to achieve connectivity. Currently the voucher scheme is paused in Wiltshire and many other parts of the UK, although this can change.

BDUK is currently in the process of sourcing a connectivity solution for North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. They are working towards a solution for July 2024, and further updates will be provided once more information is made available.

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