The Connecting Devon and Somerset broadband project is progressing and has announced that properties in a further 25 areas can now access a fibre based broadband service, this means the project has delivered improvements in 56 communities to date. A further 17 areas are planned to go live by October 2014, though with all the usual caveats.
To date the project has delivered 173 cabinets delivering a FTTC service and another 75 are due in the early part of July 2014. Importantly the project has also just delivered its first FTTP connection, to a business in Westpark Business Park (Wellington, Somerset).
Areas for October 2014:
Ashill, Beercrocombe, Catcott, Chilton Polden, Combe Martin, Denbury/Torbryan, Dunkeswell, Edington, Fivehead, Great Torrington, Ilfracombe, Ipplepen, Kingsbridge, Milborne Port, Stokenham, West Down and Woolfardisworthy.
The latest 25 live areas:
Cannington, Chilton Trinity, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Otterhampton, Pawlett, Puriton, Spaxton, Tedburn St. Mary, Whitestone, Ashford, Barrington, Braunton, Burlescombe, Chudleigh, Dowlish Wake, Heanton Punchardon, Horton, Ilsington, Kingstone, Landkey, Milverton, Mortehoe, North Tawton and Swimbridge.
The CDS website does supply a spreadsheet of the postcodes covered by the cabinets, and this allows a more detailed map to be plotted than they actually supply and this can be seen along with a web based lookup for postcodes in the project area.