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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.

Community and Business Support

Get up to Speed!

Get up to speed is a business and community support programme funded by Connecting Devon and Somerset and it is designed to equip businesses and communities across Devon and Somerset with the right knowledge and skills to fully harness the improved broadband service we are bringing to you.

This programme will be brought to you through our delivery partners YTKO and Cosmic who have been commissioned by Connecting Devon and Somerset to deliver enhanced business and community support activities as well as intensive skills development across Devon and Somerset. Visit our YTKO and Cosmic pages to find out more.

If you are interested in receiving one to one mentoring or advice, attending one of our events or getting some training, please signup to receive more information. The signup process will also provide you with the option of subscribing up to our e-newsletter, allowing you to keep up to date with Connecting Devon and Somerset’s latest developments.

 

Superfast skills!

We have prepared a number of road shows, skills workshops and events to help you improve your ICT skills and enable you make the most of the improved broadband service we are bringing to you. Visit our events page  to find out when the next event will be coming to your locality and to book your place.

 

Get involved!

Are you interested in becoming a broadband champion/ambassador or digital mentor? These are the people who offer advice to residents and businesses at our roadshows, workshops and training events. If so then visit our signup page to receive details on what the positions entail.

 

Have your say with our survey!

To secure investment in new broadband infrastructure from the private sector we need to show that there is strong demand for faster broadband. This requires us to build up a picture of current broadband speeds and coverage in the area and to gain answers to a range of questions from local residents and businesses. For this we have drawn up a simple survey and we would be grateful, if you have not done so already,  to receive your input.

 
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