Howard Reeves has become an expert on how to achieve the best broadband speed in a very rural location. He runs Beaples Barton Sporting Holidays, a specialised holiday letting business for those interested in shooting sports. He lives and works
Dianne Verlaine runs a holiday cottage business with her husband in the Tamar Valley. They responded to the survey because their business is severely hampered by a slow and unreliable broadband service.
As County Secretary for the Devon Association of Local Councils (DALC) I fully support the bid that has gone forward to BDUK. We are a member organisation of over 350 town and parish councils throughout Devon. One of our main
If you think of Exmoor, what images come to mind? Ponies and open moorland? Steeply wooded valleys? Tea rooms in quaint villages? With its 267 square miles of national park, Exmoor offers all this and more. It is a popular destination for leisure and tourism.
The lack of broadband speed in Exmouth has a big effect on the production and services we are able to provide. As a website design & marketing company it is vital that we are able to access & share information
As a truly global business Haynes regularly transfers large data files, often in excess of 1Gb, between its operations. As Chairman, John Haynes, explains this is where the absence of high-speed broadband at the Sparkford facility creates problems:
Living in Devon or even Exeter – well outside the metropolitan areas – its clear that a viable, sustainable and prosperous future is completely dependent on remaining able to compete with and cooperate with fast moving communities and developments in Brazil, India and China; it’s axiomatic that the essential criteria to achieve this include Internet and broadband links which are several magnitudes faster than the current UK “Internet cycle paths”.
Ken Singleton from Broadband Access Strategies is a technical and commercial adviser to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme alongside international engineering company Mott MacDonald. His consultancy has been working with the public and private sector since 2002 to advise on creating the business case for broadband in rural or hard to reach areas. Key clients include Somerset, Devon and Dorset County Council and the business has also worked with Cross Country Trains to trial Wi-Fi and developing the business case for their main fleet of trains.
The position here in the Trinity Ward of East Devon has not changed (Combpyne Rousdon). Speed fluctuates up to 8-900Kbps so the joy of 2-5Mbps speeds are a dream. Our broadband connection has barely helped our business as the speed
Would you spend four hours uploading a 15 minute film onto You Tube? Steven Draper does: in fact, this is a regular task for Steven as part of the photography and video production business he runs from his home in Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbott.