Devon and Somerset County Councils together with North Somerset,Plymouth and Torbay Councils are working in partnership to bring faster broadband to the area and are among the first local authorities to have secured money from the government to do this.
The aim is to have:
- Improved broadband (>2mbps) to every business and community across Devon and Somerset by 2015
- Superfast broadband (>24mbps) to at least 85% of the area by 2015, with 100% by 2020
Faster broadband supports our businesses to be more competitive and helps communities’ access services, saving them money, information and learning opportunities.
This is our one big opportunity to shape the future of our digital services, so it’s vital everyone gets involved to help us get connected and up to speed.
We need you!
Our next step is to secure investment from the private sector to install the broadband and to do that we need your help. We need to show there is strong demand for faster broadband and show what current speeds and coverage we have in the area.
To do this we need you to fill in a simple survey and tell us what your current speed is.
This helps us build a picture for our supplier of where the worst areas are and what the demand is for better broadband in those areas. If we don’t know what you want we can’t help you get the right broadband.