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Devon and Somerset

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.

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What is the project all about?

The Connecting Devon and Somerset programme has secured £31 million from the government to roll out faster broadband across our region. Local authorities have added a further £20 million, bringing the total to just over £50 million. The aim of the project is for all our businesses and communities to have access to faster broadband by 2015 with 85% of them enjoying superfast broadband. Our end goal is for the whole region to have access to superfast broadband by 2020.

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