Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor
The fixed wireless rollout is happening right now and the many areas of Dartmoor and Exmoor have gone live. Over 2,000 premises can connect to the Airband Network on top of the delivery brought by BT’s fibre deployment.
What can you do now?
- To find out if you can be connected please visit the Airband Wholesale website.
- Enter your postcode and check if your home or business can be enabled.
- You can then go ahead and place an order with any of the suppliers on the Airband network.
Who is behind this programme?
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has been set up to deliver next generation broadband infrastructure to areas where the market has failed to invest. Two of the hardest to reach areas where the market has failed to deliver within the CDS geography are the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
To address broadband coverage across Dartmoor and Exmoor CDS have created a new public-private partnership incorporating the following local authorities: Somerset County Council, Devon County Council, Dartmoor National Park, Exmoor National Park and West Somerset District Council and our delivery partner Airband Community Internet Ltd.
What are we doing?
Across both Moors the CDS partnership has begun to deploy a fixed wireless network delivering speeds of up to 30Mbps to over 5,500 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas across the country. Using radio transmitters to push connections over long distances in line of sight, fixed wireless can be effectively used to bring superfast speeds to almost anywhere. This new wireless network once finished will be the largest in the UK, and the nature of the technology being used will bring wide coverage across both Moors.
*Development throughout the programme may mean that this map changes and in some instances properties within the intervention areas may not be able to receive the services shown. Please read our considerations in conjunction with the mapping.