Tag Archives: superfast broadband

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]