Good internet access is important for many people, whether to do business, to learn or to shop. Dartmoor National Park Authority committed to supporting it’s communities access high speed broadband. It worked closely with the Connecting Devon and Somerset project team to ensure that improved Broadband services were delivered for Dartmoor as quickly as possible.
To check whether you can get high speed fibre broadband use your postcode on the Connecting Devon and Somerset website.
Connecting Devon and Somerset programmes
Phase 1 of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has delivered additional superfast broadband access to an estimated 60% of premises within Dartmoor. In addition, over £700,000 of additional funding was secured by Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park Authorities to extend the reach in this phase to 75% of Dartmoor and 69% of Exmoor premises by the end of 2016.
This first phase was delivered by BT Openreach using a new fibre connection to the cabinet (fttc) or to the premise (fttp), meaning properties within the rollout area can access a superfast service via a telephone land line.
Connecting Dartmoor & Exmoor
Announced in July 2015, ‘Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor’ is the second phase of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme developed especially for Dartmoor and Exmoor, and delivered in advance of phase 2 rollout accross the rest of the Connecting Devon and Somerset area.
The delivery partner for Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor is Airband, a Worcester based company which specialises in the delivery of high speed wireless broadband solutions for remote rural areas.