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1 Welcome First Phase Deployment Briefing Julian Cobley Project Director

2 Programme 1. Introduction: Connecting Cheshire Overview Julian Cobley 2. Infrastructure: BT s role in the Project Bill Murphy; BT Managing Director - Next Generation Access 3. Phase 1 Announcement: Community Engagement Plan Andrew Arditti; Connecting Cheshire Digital Engagement Manager Coffee Break 4. Workshop Session: How can you help us and we help you? 5. Business Support Programme: Introduction to Superfast Business David Marnell; Project Manager - Superfast Business 6. Feedback, Q&A and Summary Cllr David Brown - Connecting Cheshire Partnership

3 We re bringing 96% coverage of fibre broadband to Cheshire by 2015

4 Programme Vision & Objectives Infrastructure: To reach an additional 80,000 premises with fibre broadband, or provide a minimum of 2Mbps, across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Knowledge, Skills & Digital Inclusion: To support businesses and communities to exploit the benefits of fibre broadband

5 Infrastructure Business Support Digital Inclusion A 31m project across 3 work streams

6 Broadband Infrastructure Urban areas: 80% premises coverage via commercial roll-out Rural areas: 20% premises unviable for commercial roll-out = Digital Divide for approx. 93,000 premises Gap-fund network to 80,000 premises

7 We re installing over 450 roadside cabinets and 875 miles of fibre-optic cable Further than from Land s End to John O Groats

8 Digital Inclusion & Business Support 100,000 people off-line in Cheshire - elderly and low income approx.12% population Build digital literacy Recruit a network of community Digital Champions Bespoke Superfast Business Programme Free support for 900 small and medium sized businesses x 12 hours

9 Fibre broadband: transforming Cheshire s businesses and communities starts today Bill Murphy Managing Director, Next Generation Access BT Group

10 Big Build Video

11 Ambition from the Government The Government has a great ambition...for Britain to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015 It has allocated 530m during the lifetime of this parliament - public funding to bring superfast broadband to rural areas The process is administered by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) BDUK has allocated the funding to every English county and the devolved nations The counties and nations have run procurement processes to select a telecommunications provider to deliver faster broadband to those areas that are not commercially viable for the private sector to invest alone

12 BT s UK commercial fibre broadband roll-out 2.5bn investment to bring fibre broadband to around two-thirds of UK premises by the end of Spring 2014 Delivering at least 18 months ahead of original plan A mixture of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises technology (FTTP) Already available to more than 17 million homes and businesses and passing 80k-100k more each week More than 80 CPs currently trialling or selling fibre services using BT s network In excess of 2 million customers using fibre on a wholesale basis 15 year pay-back period No other company in the world is investing as much in fibre without public sector support or a regulatory regime that allows for far greater returns

13 BT and Connecting Cheshire A 28.5m project between Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Halton and Warrington Councils, BT, ERDF and the Government s BDUK programme: BDUK 4m Local Authorities 1.85m BT s investment 9m ERDF funding 13.6m Commercial Deployment Current build coverage 72.5% (181,259) Total Commercial coverage around 81% (388,000) Expected to be completed by Spring 2014 Partnership Deployment First communities are expected to be ready before Christmas 2013 More than 80,000 total premises passed by partnership Fibre completion target by summer % County Coverage expected (Combined Commercial and Partnership)

14 Fibre: transforming small businesses Improving web presence Improving customer experience Enabling expansion Enabling rural businesses to compete with city based competitors Increasing competitive edge Improving productivity Faster speeds Send & receive large files in seconds Improved home working capability Reliable service Carry out bandwidth hungry tasks simultaneously Cost savings Hosted & site based VoIP Improved video conferencing reduces need for travel Eliminates need for rural businesses to relocate to city based offices Utilise more cloud computing resources

15 Productivity has shot up since we got our FTTP-enabled service. And I no longer get complaints from colleagues about slow connections or being unable to get online, which is something of a relief. Daniel Sadler-Roberts, IT Manager A Saltney, Chester based tour operator organising UK, European and international events for charities Fibre broadband has enabled them to upload at up to 20Mbit/s and download at up to 80Mbit/s, reducing delays for researchers organising events Staff are now able work from home in exactly the same way as they do in the office Services previously hosted elsewhere have now been brought in house, saving s on data centre charges

16 Transforming premises today, ready for tomorrow HDBebo / HD YouTube: 12 Mbps Xbox HD: 12 Mbps HD Cookery: 12 Mbps Super Hi-Vision TV: 110 Mbps HD Telepresence: 8 Mbps

17 The Big Build It s a BIG job!

18 The Openreach Network 120 million km of copper access enough to go around the world almost 3,000 times 7 million km of fibre enough to go 180 times around the world. 5 million underground joint boxes 4.2 million distribution points 4 million telegraph poles 90,000 green cabinets 5,500 exchange buildings The network is accessible to all Communication Providers, not just BT. Over 80 Communication Providers trialling / offering fibre services

19 Connecting Cheshire - work already has started Pre-planning Preparing the exchange Planning the network Installation A full assessment of the existing network to provide accurate information for our engineers. Agree and plan when the new equipment will be placed inside the exchange. Every exchange is different. Surveying underground ducts and planning where the new fibre, street cabinets and over ground equipment will go. We are meeting with the Highways and Planning teams. Building the new network from the exchange to the new street cabinets.

20 Our Deployment Strategy The decision of where and when to deploy Superfast Broadband is based on: Funding requirements Technical and physical feasibility Existing Infrastructure Exchange equipment, ducts, copper and power Clustering of premises Always look to maximise the number of lines served in the earliest timeframe (value for money) Best alignment of local engineering resources Flexible approach = Greatest coverage, highest speed, lowest cost, shortest timescale = best value for money

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22 First Phase Deployment & Community Engagement Andrew Arditti Digital Engagement Manager

23 We need your help to Connect Cheshire again!

24 Where and when? Phase 1 30 telephone exchanges included, of which: 17 exchanges with significant new fibre coverage 7 already fibre enabled but with additional coverage Ready for service from end March 2014 onwards Equates to coverage for over 15,000 premises Phase 2 Ready for service from summer 2014 onwards Phase 3 Ready for service from winter 2014 onwards

25 3 Phases of Deployment 2

26 Phase 1 Exchanges Westwood Hale Mickle Trafford & G. Mollington Christleton Tarvin & Kelsall Broxton & Tattenhall Kingsley & Weaverham Tarporley Aston & Wynbunbury Lower Peover Holmes Chapel & Warmingham Alderley Edge

27 What happens next? Today: Media release and maps available online Ongoing: Infrastructure work in your localities new cabinets and cabling Work with you to raise awareness Celebrate the arrival of fibre

28 Our Engagement Approach Jan - March Community Engagement events Focus on 11 cluster areas: Prepare Inform Excite Launch Promote Celebrate Use Community Business Repeat cycle for phases 2 & 3

29 Summary Our deployment is twice as fast as most other parts of the country All our fibre deployment is due for completion by spring 2015 With your help and support we can ensure everyone can exploit the benefits of fibre We will provide regular updates, but won t make promises we can t deliver on Lets help get everyone up to speed

30 Coffee Break

31 Workshop Session Maps of the roll-out in your clusters Facilitator will explain the deployment criteria 3 Locality Questions: What are the communication challenges? How can we help you? How can you help us?

32 David Marnell Programme & Partnerships Manager Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business Service Overview

33 Service overview Advice and specialist support to help growth businesses maximise the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies 33

34 Benefits BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY Employ digital technologies to streamline day-to-day operations GROW YOUR BUSINESS Social media will help you reach new audiences cost-effectively and easily UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS Improve your service with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems CUT YOUR COSTS Minimise expenditure with cloud-based services, video conferencing and low-cost telephony GET AHEAD OF COMPETITORS Developing a digital strategy is now an essential part of any growth plan PROTECT YOUR DATA AND BUSINESS Reduce risks with secure back-up of customer, product and commercial data WORK ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME Enable 24/7 access for customers, suppliers and colleagues INCREASE EFFICIENCY Multiple users can now share the same connection without loss of speed 34

35 Get in touch

36 Feedback Q&A

37 Summary Cllr David Brown on behalf of the Connecting Cheshire Partnership

38 Visit our website for regular updates and an availability checker

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