Why is Devon / Somerset / North Somerset / B&NES, Plymouth / Torbay lagging behind other parts of the country when it comes to Better Broadband?
It’s made commercial sense for broadband infrastructure providers to service cities and larger towns first. In these areas there are lots of potential customers who live close together, so the infrastructure can be concentrated in smaller physical areas requiring relatively little investment.
Broadband infrastructure providers are now starting to look at the more rural parts of the country to see if it makes commercial sense to extend into these areas. However, there will always be locations where it doesn’t make commercial sense. The government has recognised this and is encouraging councils to bid for money to bring better broadband to everyone.