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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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Why are download and upload speeds different?

ADSL splits the wire into two so it can carry data (when you download from or upload to the web) and voice (when you are on the phone). The “asymmetric” part means that you can download from the web much faster than you can upload to it. Most domestic and small business users have needed to download from the internet more than they upload, so this is why greater capacity has been given to download. However the need to upload greater amounts of data has become much more important in recent years with the advent of social media and file sharing websites. As such there is a need for fast upload as well as download rates which is something that superfast broadband promises to deliver!

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