Devon and Somerset

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    • UK Umbrella State Aid Granted by European Commission

      Broadband Delivery UK (the organisation responsible for delivering the £52 million of public funding for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Project) has been granted State Aid* clearance by the European Commission. This allows Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to approve local

    • BT Appointed Preferred Bidder for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme

      The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has announced that it has appointed BT as preferred bidder for the provision of superfast broadband across Devon and Somerset. The next stage of the project involves undertaking due diligence on the tender

    • Procurement Update

      As part of satisfying State Aid requirements, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is required to announce the launch of its invitation to tender (ITT) for the selection of its chosen supplier from the recent Framework arrangement set up by BDUK.

Your Experience

Eddie – Hotel Business, Parracombe

Our position is that we have broadband over our telephone line which is limited in speed to 0.5-1.0 Mbps due to our distance from our telephone exchange.

There is no doubt that broadband is of benefit to our business in that work on the internet can be performed quicker, and as a hotel, we can offer internet access to our guests which is a small but significant selling point.

It is possible that the case would become stronger in the future: the measure of low-bandwidth internet use is relative rather than absolute, and tends to grow over time, in step with the steady expansion of bandwidth available to people in general. This is what we found in our latter days of using dial-up which became inadequate for anything except the most minimal internet usage, despite our functional usage requirements not changing.

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