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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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27th May, 2016 (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

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11th April, 2016 (1 Comment)

The £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has announced the introduction of a new subsidy scheme (worth up to £500 per property), which is designed to help those stuck on sub-2Mbps broadband speeds to get a 10Mbps or faster connection installed.

wireless radio spectrum mast

1st March, 2016 (7 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) provider Airband has officially submitted planning applications for a staggering 120 new “transmitter” (transceiver) stations, which will be used to spread superfast broadband across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

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4th December, 2015 (7 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which suffered a big setback in June 2015 after failing to reach a deal to extend “superfast broadband” coverage with BT (here), will be hoping to get back on its horse today when it meets with 32 alternative suppliers to debate a new contract.

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6th November, 2015 (2 Comments)

Residents from three small rural villages in North Devon (Filleigh, East Buckland and West Buckland) have joined forces in order to hand a petition to the Government’s Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale MP, in the hopes of using it bring faster broadband services into the area.

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19th August, 2015 (5 Comments)

The Federation of Small Business (FSB), Blackdown Hills Business Association (BHBA) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have vented frustration after their views were excluded from an inquiry into the recent collapse of a major broadband expansion deal between BT and the Devon and Somerset councils.

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21st July, 2015 (5 Comments)

A couple of the Government’s Broadband Delivery projects, including the Connecting Cumbria and Connecting Devon and Somerset schemes in England, have just passed important milestones in the progress of their state aid supported “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) deployments with BT.

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2nd July, 2015 (3 Comments)

Worcester-based fixed wireless ISP Airband, which yesterday won a separate open market contract to deploy superfast broadband to 5,800 premises across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in England (here), could form part of a consortium that will bid for the full Devon and Somerset contract after it failed to reach a deal with BT.

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