Super Fast Broadband in Islemoor


Connecting Devon & Somerset Phase 2

We have heard, through our County Councillor Mr Christopher LeHardy, Islemoor is at last under consideration for Superfast Broadband through the Connecting Devon & Somerset Broadband initiative.

  1. Following significant market interest, ultrafast broadband provider Gigaclear has been awarded a contract to provide fibre broadband direct to homes and businesses in four areas of Devon and Somerset,which includes Islemoor (Lot 3).
  2. This forms part of phase two of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme which is the largest of its kind in the UK. CDS offered phase two contracts in competitive lots to encourage greater interest from providers with a range of technologies.
  3. The contract with Gigaclear will deliver a £62.25 million network to an additional 35,225 of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in the CDS region by 2019.The new contract constitutes the largest direct fibre programme in the UK and it means that homes and businesses will be able to access speeds of up to 1000mbps (current top upload speed in Isle Abbotts is about 6.4mbps.)

Click this link and it will take you to the website for Gigaclear ( You can read about their plans and their tariffs. It also gives the opportunity to register interest, without commitment, which could have the effect of speeding their decision for Isle Abbotts. You will see that the roll­out programme is due to be decided in the next month or so.

28th March update Click this link to see the latest information from Connecting Devon & Somerset. This document provides information about the vouchers extension it also includes a status update on Gigaclear's plans for our area.

The Parish Council will try to keep Villagers up to date, via this page on the village website, as more information comes available. In addition if you have friends or colleagues in Isle Brewers who may be interested in better broadband performance then please refer them to this web page.

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