Tag Archives: broadband

Public consultation for second phase superfast broadband programme launched

A public consultation is being launched today (Wednesday 6 April) to kickstart the next stage in the rollout of superfast broadband in Devon and Somerset. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS), the partnership delivering the high speed programme, is starting the process to award a contract – or contracts- by the Autumn for the remainder of […]

Super boost for Devon and Somerset businesses

 £8m additional funding for ultrafast broadband in the region predicted to deliver £160m of economic growth High growth sectors, small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) business parks, rural businesses and residential and commercial developments in Devon and Somerset are set to receive a major boost after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced as […]

High speed broadband helps flood-hit Muchelney firms rebuild their businesses

Across Langport, Somerton and Castle Cary, more than 6,440 households and businesses can access superfast fibre broadband thanks to the CDS rollout scheme; news welcomed by MP David Warburton. The multi-million pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) partnership is helping the revitalisation of a Somerset village, which was hit by its worst flooding for 90 […]

Market engagement day connects Somerset to potential broadband infrastructure providers

More than 32 prospective suppliers are due to attend a market engagement event in Taunton, in preparation for the tender for phase two of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. A market engagement event will be held in Taunton this Friday (4 December), as part of the procurement process for the second phase of the […]

Get up to speed in Exmoor

SUPERFAST broadband is coming to Exmoor and a series of community briefings are planned to tell people more about getting connected and how they can get up to speed. Worcester-based Airband has been contracted by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) to deliver superfast to moorland residents and businesses in both counties. The briefings, due to […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset hits 200,000 broadband milestone

More than 200,000 businesses and households are now able to connect to fibre broadband thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme – around 185,000 of these are achieving superfast speeds. Latest communities to get fibre broadband include: Buckland St. Mary, Charlton Mackrell, Edingworth, Mells, Templecombe, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Copplestone, Harbertonford and Sutton Cross. Connecting Devon […]

Broadband Speeds Will Rocket At 20 More Business Parks in Devon and Somerset

Another 1,000 businesses will get access to high-speed fibre broadband. Digital Economy Minister praises “incredible progress” of Devon and Somerset partnership. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) today announced major plans to make superfast fibre broadband available to 20 more business parks across the two counties. It means that a further 1,000 businesses will have access […]

What Somerset wants

Somerset County Council is today setting out a manifesto for what it wants Westminster to help deliver for the County. A fairer funding settlement and progress on major infrastructure projects are among the items on the ‘What Somerset Wants’ agenda that the County Council Leader, John Osman, has been is raising with Somerset MPs. The […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset announces Airband to deliver superfast broadband across Dartmoor and Exmoor

Connecting Devon and Somerset today announces that Airband will be the delivery partner for the next phase of the superfast broadband programme across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The National Parks represent some of the most challenging terrain for connecting remote rural communities to superfast broadband. Worcester-based Airband, founded in 2002 and a specialist in […]

Chard goes live with superfast broadband

Nearly 6,000 businesses and households in Chard now have access to faster, more reliable broadband. Superfast broadband is taking off in Chard as the Somerset town becomes the latest community  to benefit from the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, set up to deliver superfast fibre broadband. An event was held at local firm One […]