Rollout Update - November 2013

Construction work is well underway on the first major part of the new network. The new fibre “spine” or backbone is now being installed and, as surveying draws to a close in the phase 1 area, new green roadside cabinets are being built in preparation for connection. We expect the first customers will be able to connect by the late spring/early summer.

Meanwhile, high level planning has identified the next phase of rollout in Buxted, Chelwood Gate, Chiddingly, Danehill, Framfield, Guestling, Halland, Newick, Ninfield and Nutley. We will also be upgrading a small number of cabinets not upgraded as part of BT’s own commercial rollout in Baldslow, Bexhill, Castleham, Cooden, Hastings and Uckfield as part of our work to help businesses access improved connectivity. Surveying will begin in February with services expected to come on line 6-9 months after that.