Openreach has just stated that the scheme to bring FTTP to the parish has been approved by DCMS, “declared active”, and the telco can now start to process applications for each resident.
Residents need to visit www.openreach.co.uk/connectmycommunity. Ignore the name ‘Aston Park’; that will be corrected. The link will ask for your details for the pledge. This will be passed to DCMS which will email directly to verify the voucher. Openreach will submit the pledges in batches so don’t be surprised if there’s a delay between your pledge going onto Openreach and DCMS making contact.
We have 89 days (until 13 February 2022) to get all the pledges in. If we don’t get enough then the scheme will not go ahead.
Note: The link above will only permit addresses from our community to access and register. Also, be aware that once you pledge, and the install goes ahead, you have two months to sign up for FTTP with the ISP of your choice. If you do not, then Openreach may reclaim costs from you. Remember, you can choose any provider you wish – BT, Sky, Talk Talk…
Once Openreach has all the vouchers validated, and returned, and the gap cost is covered by funding, it should then be able to proceed forward to delivery.