Shocking state of broadband revealed
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched a public consultation on plans to improve broadband coverage in Somerset. This is in advance of undertaking a fresh procurement process to find contractors to provide superfast broadband.
CDS has established the area where new broadband infrastructure is needed but it is obligated to avoid areas where commercial investment is planned. This is because public investment in broadband can only take place in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure and where none is planned in the next three years.
The full details of the documentation behind the consultation can be found here: CDS data
Please do take a look and in particular at the map which shows the so called “White areas” where there is no superfast broadband (defined as 30mbps) either in existence or planned. Geographically it represents most of the county.
Comments on these proposals are now invited.
Consultation responses need to be submitted by Tuesday 10 December to firstname.lastname@example.org. or in writing to OMR consultation, Economy Team, AB2 Lucombe House, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD.