State Aid/Intervention Area Maps
Analysis of broadband coverage by Connecting Devon and Somerset illustrates that large areas of the county struggle to be able to access basic broadband. The percentage of premises not receiving over 2Mbps (basic broadband) is 9.57%. In addition to this 49.3% of all premises are not currently receiving, or are not announced to receive, superfast (>24Mbps) next generation access (NGA) services.
In line with the European Commission guidelines on broadband deployment, Connecting Devon and Somerset has conducted a targeted consultation with current broadband suppliers. The results of the supplier consultation concluded that there are no plans for further basic or NGA broadband across the programme with accurate mapping of where there is, or will be, availability of superfast and basic broadband by 2015 being conducted on the back of the consultation. This information is contained within Connecting Devon and Somerset’s invitation to tender.
Map A. below shows the areas where broadband suppliers have deployed or announced the delivery of basic broadband, with Map B. showing where broadband suppliers have deployed or announced the delivery of NGA services. Areas marked as grey are where there is, or will be, access to basic/superfast broadband through one supplier, while areas marked as black are where there are or will be two or more suppliers. Areas marked as white are not planned to be covered by any supplier and as such are within the target area for intervention by Connecting Devon and Somerset.
The white area depicted by Map B. represents the area commonly referred to as our intervention area. This is the area where Connecting Devon and Somerset is able to target investment under European Commission State Aid rules. It does not mean however that all areas shown as white will be upgraded. If you are seeking a map of anticipated final coverage by the end of 2016 then please view our Where and When map.