Outcome of the public consultation
A Public Consultation to determine and validate the Intervention Area for North Lincolnshire Council procurement for Phase 3 of the Northern Lincolnshire Broadband programme closed on 25 November 2019.
The Public Consultation followed an Open Market Review (OMR) with the telecoms market to which suppliers responded with information on their existing infrastructure and commercial plans in the project area.
The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband Project is striving to extend the availability of next generation access (NGA) broadband infrastructure in North Lincolnshire.
As part of the larger Digital Infrastructure strategy programme of works, and to deliver their aspirations, North Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with Building Digital UK (BDUK) and Openreach, has successfully delivered two phases of the superfast broadband project in Northern Lincolnshire.
It is therefore North Lincolnshire Council’s intention to procure NGA solutions – those capable of achieving a minimum of 30 Mbps download speed – for the remaining area in scope for NGA deployment.
Open market review (OMR)
On the 6 September, we launched our open market review (OMR) which was published and sent to 29 telecommunication suppliers. (The OMR is intended as a precursor to a formal public consultation document).
This part of the consultation lasted four weeks and closed on the 3 October 2019. The OMR was part of the new procurement process, to establish existing and planned (next three years) commercial coverage of broadband services across the North Lincolnshire broadband area, by all existing, and any prospective, NGA broadband infrastructure providers. This enabled us to inform our understanding of the availability of NGA across North Lincolnshire.
How to respond to this state aid public consultation
Below you will find our Phase 3 State Aid Public Consultation document and associated state aid maps. These have also been sent to all known or potential broadband infrastructure providers. Responses to this public consultation will help us identify areas not currently served, or due to be served by NGA broadband services of 30Mbps or more.
This process is being undertaken in advance of a North Lincolnshire Council’s Phase 3 procurement which we hope to launch in December 2019.
Are you a telecommunications supplier?
If you are a broadband provider, we want to hear from you. Although we have details and maps of broadband coverage in our area, we need confirmation that these are correct and of the speeds, end users can access.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Your organisation’s name (if applicable)
- Your organisation’s address (if applicable)
- Your name
- Contact telephone number
- Email address
We will then send you template to complete with all relevant details.
For more details, please read the Northern Lincs Broadband public consultation 2019 document [PDF, 1Mb].
We must receive all completed templates by midnight on 25 November 2019.
Are you a resident or business in North Lincolnshire?
If you are a resident or business that resides in an area that does not yet have access to broadband speeds of at least 30mbps, we also want to hear from you. Although we have details and maps of potentially affected areas, we need confirmation of where broadband speeds are less than 30mbps from the people who live or work there.
If this is you, please complete our broadband enquiry form, preferably before 25 November 2019.