Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor
The roll-out of the fixed wireless infrastructure across Dartmoor and Exmoor is approaching completion, with many areas having gone live in recent months. To date, over 4,000 premises can connect to the Airband Network which is in addition to the delivery brought by BT’s fibre deployment under Phase 1.
What are we doing?
Across both Moors Airband Community Internet Ltd has deployed a fixed wireless network, delivering speeds of at least 30Mbps to around 5,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas across the country. Using radio transmitters to push connections over long distances in line of sight, fixed wireless can be effectively used to bring superfast speeds to almost anywhere. Once complete, this new wireless network will be the largest in the UK, offering coverage technically & financially undeliverable through other means.
What can you do now?
- Use our checker to find out if you can be connected and then visit the Airband Wholesale website.
- Enter your postcode and check what services are available in your area.
- Choose a supplier and place an order for a broadband package on the Airband network.
(National Park planning consent guidance can be found in the leaflet here)
Who is behind this programme?
Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has been set up to deliver next generation broadband infrastructure to areas where the market has failed to invest. Two of the hardest to reach areas where the market has failed to deliver within the CDS geography are the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
To address broadband coverage across Dartmoor and Exmoor CDS have created a new public-private partnership incorporating the following local authorities: Somerset County Council, Devon County Council, Dartmoor National Park, Exmoor National Park and West Somerset District Council and our delivery partner Airband Community Internet Ltd.
Coverage area maps of the national parks can be found here.