I am thinking of buying a house within the CDS programme area, what sort of things should I look out for to ensure that I get a decent broadband supply?
As a first step, you will need to establish the existing speed of supply to the properties you are considering. If there is currently a live broadband connection to the property, we suggest making contact with the estate agent who will decide if you are able to run a check using one of the numerous broadband speed test websites. If this is not possible, you can use BT’s broadband availability checker website to check the potential speed of connection currently available to the property, using the existing telephone number.
If broadband is indicated to not be currently available using one of the methods above, check the CDS website to see if it is within the CDS programme area, and whether there is an expected timetable for connection.
If you are thinking of buying a new build, talk to the developer and ask what they are doing to provide Superfast Broadband to the site. Unfortunately it is unlikely that CDS will be able to provide Superfast Broadband to this development until the next phase of delivery and the responsibility for connection rests with the developer.