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Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is proud to be the largest publicly-subsidised rural broadband programme in England.

We have already delivered superfast broadband access to more than 315,000 homes and businesses in our region – that’s more than any other broadband programme in England to date.

Our programme covers Devon & Somerset County Council areas, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset unitary council areas. Take-up of CDS funded broadband services is over 78% which is above the national average.

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Progress updates

First resident in rural South Somerset gets connected to full fibre broadband in latest rollout

01 Dec 21

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First resident in rural South Somerset gets connected to full fibre broadband in latest rollout

Wessex Internet has connected the first of 3,600 properties to ultrafast full fibre broadband in a publicly funded three-year rollout across South Somerset.

CDS engaging with Truespeed in relation to delays in its contracted rollout

21 Feb 22

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CDS engaging with Truespeed in relation to delays in its contracted rollout

Connecting Devon and Somerset is currently engaging with Truespeed in relation to delays in its contracted roll-out of full fibre broadband and the impact as…

Openreach providing full fibre connectivity in Dulverton area

23 Feb 22

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Openreach providing full fibre connectivity in Dulverton area

Work is well underway to provide Full Fibre broadband connectivity to around 600 premises in and around the Dulverton area of Exmoor. The gigabit-capable Full…

Airband progressing well on full fibre rollout in Somerset

21 Feb 22

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Airband progressing well on full fibre rollout in Somerset

The extensive rollout of fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset is continuing to make good progress. Broadband provider Airband is working in a number of…

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