Broadband upgrade for parts of Somerset continues to take shape

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 September 2017

Broadband speed will increase in parts of Somerset

Broadband speed will increase in parts of Somerset

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Homes in Brean, Lympsham and Rooksbridge will have some of the fastest broadband in the UK as a result of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project.

The programme is led by local government and 16 communities in Somerset will have access to a new full-fibre network, with internet speeds of 1,000 megabits per second.

Councillor David Hall, CDS board member and Somerset County Council cabinet member, said: “We have already dramatically improved broadband speeds across Somerset.

“I’m delighted with plans to extend this further. It’s great news for homeowners and the Somerset economy.

“Broadband connectivity is a vital part of the infrastructure which helps current businesses grow and attracts new entrepreneurs to the county.”

The hope is that by 2019, 40,000 more homes and businesses will have access to ultrafast broadband.

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