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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.

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About a year ago you were asking people to take part in a different survey. Why do we need to fill in this one too?

Connecting Devon and Somerset ran a survey last year to find out if people really were interested in getting faster broadband. The results of this survey helped us win over £30m in funding from Broadband Delivery UK.

The ‘Get Connected’ campaign is all about putting together the information we need to attract suppliers to bid for the installation of the necessary infrastructure for better broadband. We need to register details for at least 10,000 participants across Devon and Somerset to give us a statistically representative view of needs across our region.

But that’s not all. We’d like to find out where demand for faster broadband is particularly high. This will help us attract more investment from the private sector and will strengthen our negotiations with suppliers. That’s why even if you are not contacted by our researchers, it’s still important for you to register your details through our website www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk or by calling our hotline on 0844 463 6887.

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