Tag Archives: Cllr David Hall

Big Milestone for Second Phase of Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) was celebrating a major milestone today with the announcement that the second phase of the CDS superfast broadband programme can now proceed to procurement following European Union approval of the national BDUK Broadband scheme. The announcement by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is a major step forward for advancing the roll-out […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Voucher Scheme Offers Big Boost to Residents and Businesses

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Broadband Voucher programme targets people with speeds of 2Mbps or less Connection vouchers worth up to £500 are now available to residents and businesses across Devon and Somerset. The vouchers will cover the cost of connecting to an improved broadband service to boost broadband speeds from 2Mbps, or under, to […]

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 […]

Shopkeeper caught selling illegal tobacco

A Bridgwater shopkeeper has been convicted for the possession for supply of illegal tobacco in his shops in Bridgwater following an investigation by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service. Mehmet Turan Yilderim 46 year old of The International Food Centre, Binford Place, Bridgwater, Somerset pleaded not guilty to four charges, two relating to trade mark […]

1,000th fibre cabinet installed in Connecting Devon and Somerset broadband rollout

The multimillion pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) partnership today announced it had reached a major milestone in its roll-out of superfast fibre broadband. The 1,000th CDS fibre broadband roadside cabinet has just gone ‘live’ in Axminster. More than 1,700 households and businesses in the Devon town already have access to faster fibre broadband speeds […]

Libraries for the future

Residents are being asked for their views on plans that would make sure Somerset’s library service is fit for the future. The proposals show the Council’s commitment to doing everything it can to keep all of the county’s 34 libraries open, while making much needed financial savings, at a time when the authority’s finances are […]

Bidders day shows Connecting Devon and Somerset is well connected

More than 30 telecoms companies attended the Connecting Devon and Somerset market engagement event in Taunton, in preparation for the tender for phase two of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. More than 50 delegates from over 30 telecoms companies attended a market engagement event in Taunton, prior to the launch of a procurement process […]

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 […]

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.