Tag Archives: superfast broadband

Decision for the second stage roll out of the Connecting Devon & Somerset Superfast Broadband Programme

Following weeks of discussions, the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Programme have been unable to secure a value for money deal and BT was today told it would not be awarded a £35m public-funded contract for the next phase of the planned superfast broadband roll-out. CDS’ decision follows lengthy discussions with BT and BDUK – […]

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 […]

Somerset celebrates Growth Deal boost

Somerset County Council today welcomed news of millions of pounds of Government investment in employment, transport and connectivity schemes in the county. Projects in line for funding from the Growth Deal include an upgrade of Junction 25 off the M5 at Taunton and further funding for phase three of developing the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre […]

Women entrepreneurs can gain superfast success

Connecting Devon and Somerset wins government funding to give broadband support to women in business The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has won £75,000 in a successful bid to help women start and develop their own businesses using superfast broadband. The CDS team secured the funding after a bid to the Women and Broadband […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset announces superfast broadband for dozens more communities

Connecting Devon and Somerset today announced that a further 25 communities(1) can now get high-speed fibre broadband as a result of the £94 million programme to bring superfast broadband to rural areas. The latest locations include: Cannington, Chilton Trinity, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Otterhampton, Pawlett, Puriton, Spaxton, Tedburn St. Mary and Whitestone, Ashford, Barrington, Braunton, […]

Extra £2m invested in Superfast Broadband

Investment of a further £2.18m was agreed by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today to ensure superfast broadband reaches up to 95 per cent of premises in Somerset and Devon by 2017. The County Council has already invested £10m in the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme that aims to bring superfast broadband connections to 90 per […]

Devon and Somerset selected as a superfast pilot

Celebration for Connecting Devon and Somerset as one of only eight successful bids across the UK Devon and Somerset have been selected as the location of one of eight potential pilot projects to bring superfast broadband to the hardest to reach areas across the country. Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider has secured […]

Secretary of State hails progress of Devon and Somerset superfast broadband programme

Culture Secretary Maria Miller today hailed the progress of the multi million pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme during a fact-finding visit to Devon. She took time out from a busy schedule to go to Greycoat Lane, Newton Abbot, to see the programme’s latest  superfast broadband roadside cabinet being installed. Since it was […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset announces superfast broadband for 25 communities

Following last month’s announcement on exchange areas, CDS confirms the communities to benefit from high-speed fibre broadband. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) today confirmed the next 25 communities to benefit from the £94 million programme to bring superfast broadband to rural areas. Last month, the programme announced that it would make high-speed fibre broadband available […]

Connecting Devon and Somerset will reach 70,000 homes and businesses by early Summer

More exchange areas across the two counties included in the roll-out plans. Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) will have made high-speed fibre optic broadband available to 70,000 homes and businesses by the end of July, it was announced today. The latest exchange areas to benefit from the £94 million programme’s roll-out plans include Braunton, Sowton, […]