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. 

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 will be open 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.

How to submit your response

For all submissions, we would be grateful if you would contact us to register your intention to submit a response and could confirm in your submission the following:

  • Your organisation’s name (if applicable)
  • Your organisation’s address (if applicable)
  • Your name
  • Position
  • Contact telephone number
  • Email Address

We will then arrange access to the Response Template (or subset thereof if you are reporting on a specific area). We also request confirmation from an authorised signatory that the information provided is suitably accurate and up to date.

Please send your responses no later than midnight on 3 September 2018 to:
John Bullivent; C/O:

Please note that the data you provide in your response will be treated as commercially confidential to your organisation. However, it may be necessary to share/some all of your response data with our professional advisers and/or DCMS/BDUK, Ofcom, the National Competence Centre and the European Commission in the course of seeking State aid approval.