Why isn't it available in my area?
The final 2.6%
We are awaiting news from central government about business models and technology solutions and whether any additional funding will be made available to address the last 4% of premises in Hampshire (5% nationally) that we are currently unable to bring superfast broadband to.
97.4% coverage and Gainshare mechanism
We are working hard to ensure that as many of Hampshire's residents as possible have access to superfast connections. At the moment, the funds available in the Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme will extend superfast broadband coverage to 95% coverage by the end of 2017, 96% by the end of 2018 and more than 97% by the end of the programme.
On top of this we are working on plans to extend coverage even further. The programme includes a 'clawback' mechanism, which could result in additional funds being made available for reinvestment to cover some of the remaining 2.6% of the county.
Our roll-out plan will reach as many areas as possible using the funds available. The areas to be upgraded have been chosen on the basis of value for money. For some areas, this might mean building the network from existing points first and then introducing new infrastructure later.
The roll-out plans are also influenced by local geography, planning requirements, existing infrastructure including electricity supplies. The established timescales can be affected by external factors such as the requirement for planning permissions, access to private land requiring wayleaves to be signed, availability of electricity, and even bad weather.
If your area isn't currently covered by our superfast roll-out plans we still might be able to help you get better broadband access. For more information visit our Alternative Solutions and Self-funding pages.