Connecting Devon and Somerset

Progress update on CDS full fibre network rollout

Preparations are well underway 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 to start...

New scheme aims to improve mobile phone coverage

Mobile phone coverage in some of the most rural areas of Devon and Somerset is set to be improved under a new scheme.

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched the roll out of its new "Mobile Booster" scheme, aimed at small businesses and households in rural communities who currently have inadequate coverage, have access to only one provider and who are currently struggling...

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New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across region

Three companies have been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks on behalf of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, backed by Government funding. Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet will be installing full fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset to more than 56,000 rural homes and businesses over the next four years. The combined public and private sector...

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New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across region

Three companies have been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks on behalf of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, backed by Government funding. Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet will be installing full fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset to more than 56,000 rural homes and businesses over the next four years. The combined public and private sector...

Superfast broadband planned for more rural areas

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 businesses across Devon and...

Broadband voucher scheme offers big boost to Devon residents and businesses

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 a minimum of 10Mbps.

The scheme will provide a subsidy of up to £500, in the form of a voucher code, to fund the installation of a new broadband...

Superfast broadband for more SW businesses

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 to speeds of up to 80Mbps* by the end of 2016.

The 20 new locations are in addition to more than 200 business parks across the two counties where CDS has already...

Airband to deliver superfast broadband across Dartmoor and Exmoor

Connecting Devon and Somerset has announced this week that Airband will be the delivery partner for the next phase of the superfast broadband programme across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The National Parks represent some of the most challenging terrain for connecting remote rural communities to superfast broadband.

Worcester-based Airband, founded in 2002 and a specialist in...