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.

Additional Information

Rural Community Broadband Fund

The Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) was launched in England with confirmed funding of £20m on 29th November 2011. A second ‘Expression of Interest’ round is now open. The final date for submissions of ‘Expressions of Interest’ is 6th July

Local Broadband Plan Addendum – Bath and North East Somerset

Bath and North East Somerset Council has joined the Connecting Devon and Somerset project to deliver faster broadband across the region. Along with existing partners, Somerset County Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, North Somerset Council and Torbay Council;

Devon and Somerset Local Broadband Plan

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to bring faster broadband to the area. The Connecting Devon and Somerset project covers Plymouth, Torbay, Devon County Council, Somerset County Council and North Somerset areas. With a successful bid for £31,320,000

Coverage Maps

The most recent analysis of standard broadband coverage by the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme illustrates that large areas of the county struggle to be able to access standard broadband.  The percentage of premises not receiving 2Mbps (standard broadband) is

Map of Survey at 21,529 Responses

The main map (red dots) shows the distribution of the data with the heat map below showing the degree of activity occurring in certain areas (red equates to greater activity). The data has not been cleaned or tidied and the map is drawn

Check Your Broadband Speed

Click on start speed test to get an idea of your internet speed. If you are connected wirelessly, it is beneficial to use a wired, rather than wireless connected computer. This is because a wireless connection can have a large

Ofcom’s Speed and Uptake Map

The UK’s first interactive map showing accurate information on broadband take-up, speeds and availability has been produced by Ofcom, using data provided by communications providers.     It forms part of Ofcom’s ongoing work to provide useful information about broadband in the