My provider has told me that commercial plans already exist for Devon and Somerset. Why doesn’t Connecting Devon and Somerset just leave private companies to rollout the infrastructure?

Various commercial providers have made announcements about locations where they intend to roll out next generation access (primarily fibre broadband).

In areas where commercial rollouts are planned to provide services that meet the aims of Connecting Devon and Somerset we won’t be required to spend any public money. However, commercial plans stand to exclude around 360,000 premises and 26,000 businesses within the 6 local authority areas making up the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. These premises have no long term commercial plans for upgrade to next generation access and the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme has been set up to address this.

You can find information about both the Connecting Devon and Somerset and commercial roll out plans on our Where and When map page.

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