Call Open for Digital Coverage Providers

The LEP aims to extend digital coverage to homes and businesses in the area which do not yet have or will not have Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband coverage (download speeds of less than 30 Mbps) from commercial or publicly subsidised programmes – i.e. the hardest-to-reach areas.

The aim of the funding is to improve accessibility, productivity, innovation and business competitiveness. Proposals are invited from providers who consider they can fulfil the criteria of the bid. Delivery will be through one or more projects. The successful bidders will enter into a funding agreement, which will provide funding according to outputs achieved during the project delivery.

This call is now open and will close on 6 March 2020.

Relevant documents:

Workshop Event:

  • Date: Tuesday 25 February
  • Time: 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY

Please check in at B Block Reception

Please send an email to ( with the names of people from your organisation who will be attending.