Campaign to bring superfast broadband to Rode gathers pace

David Warburton, second right, in Rode with members of the Rode Business Forum including Flo Broughton, far left, and Peter Travis (centre), and Paula Fox, far right, from Beckington Business Forum

David Warburton, second right, in Rode with members of the Rode Business Forum including Flo Broughton, far left, and Peter Travis (centre), and Paula Fox, far right, from Beckington Business Forum

First published in News

A campaign to prioritise superfast broadband in Beckington and Rode has been launched by the Tory Parliamentary Candidate for Somerton and Frome David Warburton.

The villages are within the area of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project (CDS), which, through funding by Government in partnership with BT, will deliver superfast broadband to regions that would otherwise see no investment.

Mr Warburton said: “Beckington and Rode share a broadband exchange, in Beckington. Although this area is targeted to receive superfast broadband by 2020, at the moment – along with many other rural exchanges in Somerset – the Beckington Exchange is classified as “under evaluation,” which means it’s the lowest priority. I don’t think that’s right and I’m taking this to the Secretary of State.”

He is lobbying Ed Vaizey MP, minister with responsibility for broadband.

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8:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Tavistock Superfast Broadband says...

'Under Evaluation' means just that. It has nothing to do with low priority. All Exchanges are in the areas that Connecting Devon and Somerset cover. This project ends in December 2016 so before then something will be delivered.

Not that I am against Ed Vaizey being reminded that Devon and Somerset still remains and will do for many years to come, under served by superfast fibre.
'Under Evaluation' means just that. It has nothing to do with low priority. All Exchanges are in the areas that Connecting Devon and Somerset cover. This project ends in December 2016 so before then something will be delivered. Not that I am against Ed Vaizey being reminded that Devon and Somerset still remains and will do for many years to come, under served by superfast fibre. Tavistock Superfast Broadband
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