KCB are delighted to say that we hope in the next month or so the procurement for a solution for approximately 600 properties with Next Generation Broadband will begin.
The timescales on delivery are, as yet, and as we have come to expect, still to be nailed down, but if all goes according to plan, we anticipate awarding the contract to the winning bidder in the middle of next year. KCB is intending to reach out to all properties in the area who qualify for support to receive Next Generation Broadband over the next two months to invite expressions of interest in taking a community broadband subscription and to invite everyone concerned to one of three public meetings on dates and in venues to be announced – though we intend to cover Bute, ColGlen and Ardlamont with each meeting.
This procurement is as a result of the consultation KCB engaged in in September / October which confirmed that the community was, in the vast majority, in favour of moving our own solution forward and not waiting for R100. More detail on the consultation is available here, and our report is available here.
In the meantime, if you have any queries please email us through the contact forms on this site!