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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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The speedchecker doesn’t seem to work – what’s wrong?

We’ve had one email so far from someone having a problem with the speed checker – we’ve checked extensively and found that it should work across most common operating systems / browsers / devices.

The most likely problem is that your computer is behind a firewall that is preventing access. If you receive the message “Unable to connect, please try again later.”, you may be running a firewall or a network configuration which is preventing the tester from connecting. If your Internet access is restricted via a web proxy server only, you will not be able to run this test.

It is recommended that you use the official Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE), available for Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris and other operating systems. The Speed Test should load in the box above. If nothing appears, you may not have a Java Runtime Environment installed or correctly configured. You can get the latest version here.

The speed checker we are using is provided via Think Broadband. They have a series of FAQs that might provide an answer – link here.

Alternative speed checkers can be found online, e.g. BBC, Speedtest.net etc. and you may want to see if they work.

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