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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

Sean Blackmore – Local Bakery, Dulverton

Sean Blackmore lives with his family in Dulverton and works in the local bakery. He’s an absolute convert to superfast broadband, although he currently only achieves access speeds of 5-6Mbps. With no cable access and no choice of supplier, Sean’s internet service is provided by BT and is, as he admits, “pretty good”. However, with a family of four daughters, the Blackmore home media server is under a lot of pressure. Sean explains:

“The girls need to go online to do research for their homework. We have several Spotify users and like to stream films to watch at our convenience using the Love Film subscriber service. Because we’re a big family, our internet usage is quite high. We’ve got three laptops connected to our home server so that everyone can go online when they need to. But we’re not getting enough bandwidth at the moment to support concurrent use. I have to admit I’m the heaviest user as I’m a real gaming fan. Games have become more and more sophisticated and run really fast with fantastic visual effects. I guess we’re placing high demands on our service with music fans, film lovers and gamers in the family, but I don’t think we’re that unusual. I look forward to more gaming and watching films in HD when we have superfast broadband. Hopefully, the girls will still be able to get on with their homework online and not even realise I’m on the X-box!”

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