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Superfast Broadband Procurement Goes Live! « Connecting Devon …

The Connecting Devon and Somerset superfast broadband programme has launched its procurement process today. This follows the completion of work to deliver a National Framework of suppliers, with two bidders, BT and Fujitsu Telecom, signing an agreement in London.

BT and Fujitsu have now been invited to tender for the Connecting Devon and Somerset contract to deliver the infrastructure for superfast broadband across the area. Both companies signed up to the National Framework following a lengthy procurement process.

The Connecting Devon and Somerset programme is led by Devon and Somerset County Councils in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay Councils. It aims to provide 100% broadband coverage of at least 2Mbps with a minimum of 85% superfast broadband at 24Mbps by 2015 and superfast broadband for all by 2020.

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