A public consultation has been launched by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) ahead of undertaking a fresh procurement to find contractors to provide superfast broadband.
CDS, which is responsible for rolling out publicly-funded broadband across the two counties, is establishing the remaining area where there are no current or credible future plans to deliver Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband infrastructure capable of download speeds of at least 30Mbps.
Nearly one million homes and businesses in Devon and Somerset now have access to superfast broadband thanks to the Government supported CDS programme and stimulation of the commercial market which is an important element of CDS’s role. Of these, over 300,000 homes and businesses have access to superfast broadband as a direct result of investment by CDS.
A link to the CDS news release is attached which provides more information and links to the consultation webpage.
N.B. DCC Cllr. Rufus Gilbert
(Cabinet Member, Economy & Skills) states ‘Where Gigaclear have installed infrastructure, we understand they are going to finish rolling out the service’.
Our Clerk has been advised to contact Gigaclear to clarify the situation for this parish