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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When will I get faster broadband?

The delivery of faster broadband will start in 2013 although we won’t be able to give any specific detail on the roll-out until we have finished the procurement stage. As one of three local authority areas that are among the first to get funding, we are working with the government to develop and take part in a national framework of approved suppliers. This is designed to make sure we get the best possible value for money. The time frame we are working to is as follows:

Activity Indicative date
‘Get Connected’ Campaign is launched to find out businesses and residents’ broadband speeds 6 February 2012
A series of events and workshops to help businesses and residents make the most of superfast broadband Summer 2012
Devon and Somerset broadband partner appointed Autumn 2012
Begin roll out of superfast broadband Spring 2013

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