The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Superfast Extension Programme is the Phase 2 programme of capital investment in the physical infrastructure which aims to extend the coverage of Next Generation Access Broadband – Superfast Broadband – i.e. 30Mbps and above – to an extra approximately 4,500 – 5,000 businesses by 2020.
The project will extend deployment of NGA Broadband in under-served areas across Devon and Somerset. It will assist business competitiveness, productivity and innovation as well as safeguarding employment in areas which would otherwise be at an unfair disadvantage, compared to those which benefit from commercially delivered services.
Growth Deal 2 Funding: £6m
Growing Places £4.2m Growing Places Fund (grant)
The £10.2M LEP funding will be used to match £10.2M of BDUK funding for the Heart of the South West.
Total Funding: £20.52
Started: December 2016
Completion: March 2020