What are we going to do?
We aim to bring superfast broadband to 90% of premises in the area covered by the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. This means that most residents and businesses in Devon and Somerset will have broadband speeds of over 24Mbps by the end of 2016. By then, we also aim to ensure that every premise within the programme area has a broadband speed of at least 2Mbps.
How are we going to do it?
We will mostly be using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). This is where broadband is delivered from the telephone exchange through fibre optic cables to new green cabinets, placed alongside existing roadside cabinets. From there, copper cables will connect to each premise that is linked to that cabinet.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) may also be used in certain areas. Here, fibre optic cables are used to connect a property directly to the telephone exchange with no cabinet or copper inbetween. Alternative solutions are also being explored for properties in the hardest to reach areas. Such solutions may include wifi, satellite or even technologies still under development.