High-speed broadband coming to town

09:01 10 February 2014

Homes and businesses in Topsham will be the latest to benefit from high-speed fibre optic broadband, thanks to local councils.

Topsham is among the latest communities in Devon and Somerset to be covered by the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme, which sees councils including Devon County Council (DCC) working with BT.

Alongside the private sector, the programme aims to make superfast broadband speeds of 24Mbps and above available to around 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the region by the end of 2016.

The new service should be available in Topsham by the end of July.

Topsham councillor Andrew Leadbetter, also DCC member for economy and growth, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to make this announcement so soon into the New Year.

“It comes as a result of all the survey work, which has formed so much of the behind the scenes work undertaken last year.

“Businesses across Devon will now have the chance to grow and develop and compete on a more equal footing with their more urban competitors.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

22 minutes ago

A new housing development on the edge of Budleigh Salterton could be named after a ‘pillar of the community’.

Read more
06:30

An Exmouth scout group is to receive a financial boost, thanks to a new district council initiative.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Board members of Rolle Exmouth Ltd (REL) last week said goodbye to the former college campus they had fought tirelessly to preserve for future generations.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:21

A dog which was last seen running into the sea on Exmouth beach is still missing.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:15

Fire crews were called to attend a road traffic collision in Clyst St George.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A series of information events will bring Exmouth residents up to speed with changes to recycling collections in the town.

Read more
Thu, 18:30

Exmouth Cares – the charity shop behind Mona Island, Exeter Road which supports the local Alzheimer’s group – is holding a Christmas event this Saturday (December 10), 10am to 4pm.

Read more
Thu, 15:41

Darren Legge, aged 49, from Exmouth, has been jailed for attacking a woman outside a pub

Read more
Thu, 14:27

A jealous ex boyfriend has been ordered to pay compensation to a victim who he attacked after learning he had kissed his former partner.

Read more
Thu, 13:04

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a fisherman who lost his oar yesterday afternoon.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications