Superfast broadband is coming to Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Published11th, September 2013
What is Connected Counties?
The programme aims to look after superfast broadband delivery
within Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
The money collected from Hertfordshire County Council ( 1.61m),
Buckinghamshire County Council ( 3.7m), BT ( 8.6m) and the UK
Government’s BDUK (Broadband Delivery UK) ( 4.15m) will be used for
making sure that 38,500 households and businesses in
Buckinghamshire as well as 14,000 in Hertfordshire are covered with
superfast broadband by the aforementioned deadline.
What broadband technology is being deployed?
The aim is to make both fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and “true”
fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) available within the areas. FTTC is a
cheaper solution and it can provide speeds of up to 75Mbps, while
FTTP is the solution used to deliver fibre directly to a household
or business thus the speeds are faster and consequently the cost is
Ed Vaizey, Communications Minister, commented on the news:
This Government is committed to transforming the nation’s
Broadband, and today’s announcement is tremendous news for the
people of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This project will
deliver a huge boost to the local economy, and more than 52,500
homes and businesses across these “Connected Counties” will be able
to enjoy all the benefits that superfast broadband has to
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