Tag Archives: Connecting Devon and Somerset

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Superfast motor manufacturer gets into top gear thanks to superfast broadband

Ariel Motors is among more than 4,100 businesses and households in Crewkerne which can now get superfast broadband. Superfast broadband has helped a pioneering motor manufacturer, which produces one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world, to get into top gear. More than 4,100 Crewkerne households and businesses, including Ariel Motors, now have access […]

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 […]