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Devon and Somerset

Faster broadband is on its way
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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

Jeremy – Holiday Cottage Rental, Appledore

I run two holiday cottage rental businesses with their own websites to take bookings. I also participate actively in two local charities including website management. We have experienced long periods of no internet from a poor service provider, and even when the service is fully functioning, being located in rural area at maximum distance from exchange, our guaranteed speed is only half a megabyte or worse during busy periods. My problem isn’t unique either, with neighbours who also run businesses, experiencing similar issues.

‘Super fast broadband’ is absolutely crucial for enhancing our daily business activities, particularly in regards to tourism; helping to increase awareness of Devon’s attractions and providing visitors the ability to maintain efficient contact with the outside world.

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