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connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

28th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has extended the deadline for approval of vouchers under their rural subsidy scheme, which offers up to £500 per property to help those stuck in sub-2Mbps broadband areas to get a 10Mbps or faster connection.

devon and somerset airband gigaclear contracts

22nd June, 2017 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

upton_pyne

26th April, 2017 (10 Comments)

Residents of a small rural village called Upton Pyne in Devon (England), which is home to around 300 people, have been left in limbo after the final phase of Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” upgrade in the area was stalled because a local earl objected to the cables going over his land.

virgin media fibre optic cable construction team

6th April, 2017 (16 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that some 42,000 additional homes and businesses across Devon (England) will soon gain access to their ultrafast 300Mbps cable broadband and TV service, which forms part of the £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

apologies for any inconvenience by openreach uk

14th March, 2017 (22 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has today announced the completion of their original £94 million Phase One roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which has made “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 278,000 premises.

exmoor_technology_4g_antenna

10th February, 2017 (3 Comments)

Little known communications provider Exmoor Technology claims to have helped 200+ homes in rural Devon and Somerset (England) gain access to faster wireless broadband by connecting them to EE’s 4G data network via a specialised antenna and Mobile router.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

14th January, 2017 (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has revealed that their Phase 1 roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services with BT (Openreach) will miss its target by far more than the “circa 1,700 premises” that was claimed in December 2016; it has actually fallen short by c.11,000.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

12th January, 2017 (2 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has signed a £250,000 partnership deal with the design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, which will see the firm become their procurement partner for future fibre optic (FTTP/H) network expansion contracts around the United Kingdom.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

21st December, 2016 (26 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has today signed a major new £62.25m deal with rural ISP Gigaclear, which will enable the provider to roll-out their 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 35,225 of the hardest to reach premises in the region by 2019.

Plymouth Science Park

15th December, 2016 (0 Comments)

Over 120 businesses on the 25 acre Plymouth Science Park campus in Devon (England) look set to benefit when the existing fibre optic based ParkNet infrastructure is upgraded to support “UltraFast” broadband speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps.

dartmoor and exmoor

25th November, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract with the Connecting Devon and Somerset project to roll-out their 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” network to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks (here), can celebrate today after their service went live. But the roll-out isn’t complete.

truespeed fttp pole

11th November, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed has hinted to Ofcom that its 150Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network, which is currently rolling out to parts of the Chew Valley in rural North East Somerset (England), could also be expanded into Devon, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

4th August, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK programme has claimed that a new rural broadband voucher scheme (up to £500 per property) in Devon and Somerset, which has received over 1600 applications (1100 of those have been approved), is “shaping up to be one of the most successful in the country.”

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

12th July, 2016 (12 Comments)

After a long wait the much delayed second phase of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which suffered a setback in June 2015 after failing to reach a deal to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage with BT, has finally begun a new £39.5m procurement.

wireless radio spectrum mast

29th June, 2016 (6 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract to deploy superfast broadband to 5,800 premises across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in England (here), has today officially launched its new wholesale platform that gives rival ISPs access to use their network.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

27th June, 2016 (3 Comments)

Ultra-fast fibre optic ISP Gigaclear have announced that they are “set to bring” their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to at least part of the vast rural Blackdown Hills area, which straddles the border between Somerset and Devon in England.

blackdown_hills_devon_and_somerset_map

13th June, 2016 (1 Comment)

Villages in the rural Blackdown Hills, which represents a 370km2 area of natural beauty that straddles the border between Somerset and Devon in South West England, appear to have become tired of waiting for better broadband and have instead put in a bid for £4.6m from the EU to support their own plan.

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