Social Landlords

We are committed to providing high speed internet in partnership with social landlords. We work closely with our partners to provide not only the infrastructure but the supporting over the top services and community building tools.

FAQ

Are these your questions?

  1. If my organisation allows you to connect our homes to CoreSpeed’s new fibre network, how much funding do we need to contribute?
  2. Aren’t wayleaves difficult to develop?
  3. Doesn’t CoreSpeed’s approach breach EU State Aid rules?
  4. What sort of properties do you want to connect?
  5. If you develop a ‘Connectivity Hub’ using our property, isn’t that against State Aid rules?
  6. How does your business model work?
  7. Do we have to commit to buy anything from you?
  8. If we do want services from you; EU rules state that we have to formally procure them!

Are these the answers?

If my organisation allows you to connect our homes to CoreSpeed’s new fibre network, how much funding do we need to contribute?

CoreSpeed use 100% private investment to build our infrastructure. We do not require any funding from you. We only need a formal wayleave agreement and hopefully a willingness to work together to make the rollout a success.

Aren’t wayleaves difficult to develop?

Granting wayleaves to property is a normal legal procedure and does not have any procurement, State Aid or competition issues. It is simply a formal legal agreement between the property owner and CoreSpeed Ltd.

Doesn’t CoreSpeed’s approach breach EU State Aid rules?

The CoreSpeed network is entirely funded by private investment and therefore, because no public funding has been used, there are no State Aid issues for consideration.

What sort of properties do you want to connect?

Initially, we would prefer to target our infrastructure build into areas of high density housing such as tower blocks, sheltered accommodation, small estates etc. This will help us start to make a return on our investment more quickly, freeing up funds to further extend the build however; we rule nothing out and are keen to look at all opportunities.

If you develop a ‘Connectivity Hub’ using our property, isn’t that against State Aid rules?

CoreSpeed would enter into an agreement to use any property owned by the landlord. We would pay rent at a commercial level which again removes any legal concerns and, of course, provides an income generating opportunity for the landlord.

How does your business model work?

In approaching you as a social landlord, CoreSpeed are primarily concerned with obtaining your permission to extend our telecoms network. We believe that there is enough demand from customers for our product that fully justifies our investment.

Do we have to commit to buy anything from you?

Your organisation is under no obligation to purchase any service from CoreSpeed Ltd. We do hope however that you might find the financial benefits / cost efficiencies of getting tenants online to be so significant that you choose to procure services from us.

If we do want services from you; EU rules state that we have to formally procure them!

Should you wish to take a service from us, you might wish to do that by purchasing directly from the Government G-Cloud framework. This would remove the need for a full and potentially costly OJEU compliant procurement exercise. If not, we understand that you might want to go down the formal procurement route. If you do, don’t worry…we’ll be happy to submit a tender!