Tag Archives: Connecting Devon and Somerset

Progress update on CDS full fibre network rollout

Preparations are well under way for the roll-out of the full fibre network through the recently awarded contracts from the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme. Around 56,000 homes and businesses will be provided with access to Gigabit capable broadband by internet providers Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet. While most of the construction is expected […]

Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases

There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. New figures show that nearly 60% of the 300,000 homes and businesses that CDS given access to Superfast broadband have now taken it up. That’s higher than the national […]

DCMS backs bid to extend broadband funding for Devon and Somerset to 2023

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is backing a bid to extend £18.7 million of funding for superfast broadband in Devon and Somerset up to March 2023. The news has been welcomed by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS), England’s largest public-funded broadband programme. CDS has been working closely with the Department to […]

CDS now offering Better Broadband scheme vouchers

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme has today announced that it is now offering vouchers through the national BDUK Better Broadband Scheme. All homes and businesses in the region with broadband speeds of less than two Megabits per second (Mbps), without a published delivery date for superfast broadband within the next 12 months, […]

New £4.7 million superfast broadband investment in Devon and Somerset

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) and BT are pleased to announce a new collaboration, working together to examine opportunities for Openreach to provide superfast broadband to even more homes and businesses in rural areas. The initiative will be targeted at helping areas not included within current publicly-subsidised or commercially-funded broadband roll-out plans. This extension of […]

Moving at speed to provide broadband to more homes and businesses

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today (26.09.16) received the latest update on work to bring superfast broadband to the county. The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has now given over 316,200 premises access to fibre broadband, of which 263,187 premises have access to superfast broadband (24Mbps). Meanwhile, the National Parks part of the programme will […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset launches procurement to extend phase two superfast broadband rollout

The Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership (CDS) has launched a procurement exercise to extend the second phase of the superfast broadband scheme. This £39.5m public sector investment will deliver Next Generation Access broadband services (a minimum of 30 Mbps) and ultrafast broadband (of speeds greater than 100 Mbps) to tens of thousands of homes and […]

Superfast broadband workshops help Devon and Somerset businesses improve online

Over 12,000 residents and businesses from communities across Devon and Somerset have already improved their digital skills and knowledge through the successful Get up to Speed Service. The Get up to Speed team runs free workshops and talks for communities and businesses to help boost digital skills and share the benefits of current or future […]

Three New Cabinets Make Superfast Broadband Available to 401 Homes and Businesses in Brean

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has brought superfast broadband of up to 80mbps to 401 homes and businesses in Brean following the deployment of three new fibre cabinets around the village. This summer holiday goers to the coastal Somerset village will be able to benefit from superfast speeds. Business owner Stuart Nash of The Old […]

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 […]