Regional news releases

News releases for South West of England

Apr 16, 2014
Government minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses and communities to ‘get up to speed’ on benefits of superfast broadband as Connecting Devon and Somerset connects more communities Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, will today announce a total of 31 communities* are now able to access superfast broadband through the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme.

Apr 9, 2014
BT chief praises pioneering Superfast Cornwall partnership as roll-out of fibre broadband network reaches 90 per cent mark BT chief executive Gavin Patterson today praised the “outstanding success” of Superfast Cornwall as the partnership revealed its high-speed fibre broadband network was now in place to serve 90 per cent of Cornish homes and businesses.

Mar 31, 2014
Superfast broadband boost in St Ives St Ives is celebrating increased fibre broadband coverage with the announcement of a further 830 businesses and homes now having access to the high-speed technology.

Mar 24, 2014
Three year Cornwall ‘get it together’ programme draws to a close having helped 2,500 people get online Superfast Cornwall has completed a three year pioneering programme, which has helped more than 2,500 people get online for the first time and develop their internet skills.

Mar 5, 2014
Secretary of State hails progress of Devon and Somerset superfast broadband programme Culture Secretary Maria Miller today hailed the progress of the multi million pound Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme during a fact-finding visit to Devon.

Feb 27, 2014
BT creating 50 new apprentice and graduate jobs in the South West BT is expecting to create more than 50 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the South West as a part of a major nationwide recruitment drive.

Feb 25, 2014
Connecting Devon and Somerset announces superfast broadband for 25 communities Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) today confirmed the next 25 communities to benefit from the £94 million programme to bring superfast broadband to rural areas.

Feb 25, 2014
Southrop joins Fastershire as six further communities get set for Spring switch-on Southrop is the latest community to join Fastershire, with the first homes and businesses now able to connect to a new fibre broadband network.

Feb 25, 2014
Five more Herefordshire communities set for spring fibre broadband ‘switch-on’ as faster broadband rollout gains momentum Gorsley, How Caple, Llangarron, Much Marcle and Symonds Yat will be the next communities to become a part of Fastershire.

Feb 17, 2014
Sixth major award for Superfast Cornwall Superfast Cornwall, the pioneering partnership between the EU, BT and Cornwall Council, has won a major marketing award.

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