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Connecting Dartmoor!

Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park Authorities submitted a joint bid to Defra's Rural Community Broadband Fund on 4th October 2013. The application is the result of months of close collaboration between the two Authorities with support from Connecting Devon and Somerset. If approved, the bid will bring high speed fibre broadband to some of our most rural communities. We expect to hear from Defra shortly. If our bid is successful, we will be able to give further details on location only when detailed survey work has been completed.

Connecting Devon and Somerset - Get up to Speed!

Connecting Devon and Somerset’ has announced the first communities set to benefit from high speed fibre broadband. On Dartmoor, cabinets at Sticklepath, have already gone live and are available for service. This means that the technology is in place and ready to go in parts of those areas. Business and residents simply need to contact their Internet Service Provider to find out the new tariffs and upgrade their package.

Moretonhampstead will see high speed fibre start to become available by the end of the year and detailed survey work on Phase 2 which includes Christow has already started. The detailed survey work is required to finalise the deployment plan for any exchange area. It has to take into account the technology, infrastructure and work required to connect any given cabinet to the existing national fibre infrastructure.

An interactive map is now live on the CDS website and provides current headline information on when people can expect high speed fibre broadband in their area, it includes a postcode checker. As more information becomes available through the creation of area-specific deployment plans, the map will be updated.

For more information on the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme please go to: www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/ (external website, opens new window)
Page last updated: 31 Oct 2013