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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 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.

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