More NewsDeal between ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ and BT finalised

Deal between ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ and BT finalised

90% of Devon premises will have high speed broadband by the end of 2016.

Min 2Mbps broadband to all premises in Devon, Somerset
90% of premises to get high speed broadband by 2016

90% of Devon premises will have high speed broadband by the end of 2016, while the remaining ones will have minimum speeds of 2Mbps, following the finalisation of a GBP 94 million plan between ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ and BT.

The scheme has received £32m from central government and £20m form Devon and Somerset councils.

According to David Hall, the deputy leader of Somerset County Council, “Fast and reliable internet is becoming more important to daily life and going online will soon be the only way to access some key public services.”

Communications minister Ed Vaizey has said that this is the largest of all English local authority projects, covering six local authority areas including Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Somerset, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.

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