We are pleased to confirm that the Phase 2 Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) has now been completed. Following on from the Phase 1 Superfast Broadband Project, which delivered superfast broadband to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire, the Phase 2 SEP has continued to push fibre broadband across the area and upgraded an additional 5,000 premises, which are now able to enjoy all of the benefits of a superfast broadband connection.
Understandably, with an infrastructure project of this size and complexity, a small number of the premises that were originally planned to be upgraded as part of the Phase 2 SEP have had to be removed from the programme due to the high costs associated with these particular builds.
Although the areas affected are not able to be upgraded as part of the Phase 2 SEP, we are continuing to work with our partners Openreach to deliver our Phase 3 Superfast Broadband Project, and are investigating opportunities and alternative solutions to include the areas that have been removed from the Phase 2 SEP in the Phase 3 project. We will provide regular updates on our progress in these areas.