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

Frank – Resident, Ilfracombe

My wife is an IT consultant. She operates from home, here in Ilfracombe, 3 weeks and from the London office for 1 week a month. The daily volume of data being moved between here, London, St Louis (USA) and Bangalore (India) reaches on occasion 0.5 Tb and can be very slow to transfer.

On occasions when I have collected her from the station coming home we have been joined by several other people who work in similar IT scenarios and move substantial data volumes.

The income these families bring to the locality is several orders of magnitude greater to those available in this town. Anecdotal evidence points to between 100 and 200 families are at benefit from such services, but if the speed could be reliably increased then probable numbers would swell to 400-500 families.

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