Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband

The Superfast West Yorkshire and York project is striving to extend the availability of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure and to build on the already-achieved Government’s target for 95% of the UK to have access to superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2017

The Superfast West Yorkshire and York project is striving to extend the availability of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure and to build on the already-achieved Government’s target for 95% of the UK to have access to superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2017. 

To achieve this, West Yorkshire Combined Authority intends to procure further coverage of NGA broadband infrastructure capable of delivering download speeds of at least 30 Megabits per second (Mbps) in areas within its programme area where such broadband is currently unavailable, by the end of Jan 2019.

This phase follows on from two previous rounds of work. Geographically, this covers the five West Yorkshire local authorities (Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees) and the city of York.

Next steps

We are conducting a public consultation in order to validate the intervention area mapping by allowing all interested stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the planned aid measure. We are requesting information and supporting evidence in relation to basic and NGA broadband infrastructure within the project area and wish to hear from all relevant stakeholders (including residents, businesses as well as broadband infrastructure operators), particularly in relation to areas to be targeted as part of the NGA intervention area at Annex [A].

You can read the full details of the consultation. You can also examine the following documents:

This consultation ran until midnight on 3 September 2018.

Once it is closed and the Combined Authority has finalised the intervention areas, an Invitation to Tender (ITT) will be issued via the Yortender procurement portal to suppliers to bid for the opportunity to deliver extended NGA broadband coverage during October 2018. The intention is to award a contract during February 2019. The related extended deployment plans for broadband infrastructure should begin by mid-2019.

Outcome and closure report

Please note the State Aid Public Consultation closed on 03/09/18.

Following review of the data received, an outcome and closure report has been produced.