In early 2013 we will begin the roll-out of our new infrastructure. At that time we will have a better idea of the areas that will benefit from a superfast service. We aim for everywhere to have an improved service
Faster broadband means more people can work from home, access services online – saving them money, and stay in touch with friends and family across the world. It also means our businesses can communicate fully with overseas partners and customers.
BT have just announced they will be upgrading a number of exchanges in Devon and Somerset. Does this mean that they will be rolling out superfast Broadband anyway?
BT have made various announcements about locations where they are rolling out their BT Infinity programme. Some of the main towns and cities across Devon and Somerset have been included in this list. In areas where the upgraded BT exchanges
When you roll out Superfast Broadband can I choose my superfast supplier or will I have to sign up with whoever you appoint?
The supplier we appoint will be responsible for installing an overall infrastructure that is capable of delivering a better broadband service. Any Internet Service Provider (ISP) can choose to use this infrastructure to provide customers with a better broadband service.
We don’t know yet but we aim to make sure that there will be a choice of Internet Service Providers so that residential and business customers pay a reasonable amount for their better broadband service.
Some locations are so geographically remote that superfast broadband will not be achievable for cost or technical reasons. This is why we are aiming to ensure that every part of Devon and Somerset sees an improvement to their service and
You can choose whether to buy the better broadband service. You may be able to keep your existing broadband service – your Internet Service Provider will let you know what your options are nearer the time.
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My local exchange has been upgraded by BT, but I cannot receive superfast broadband – will I still benefit from this project?
BT and Virgin both currently supply superfast broadband to a few areas in Devon and Somerset. When BT announce that they are upgrading an exchange to their Infinity product (fibre to the cabinet, or FttC) they do not necessarily upgrade
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