Press Release from Dartmoor National Park

Below is the text of a Press Release from Dartmoor National Park about a meeting that was held on 12th October. It was attended by the DPA Chair and Director who both came away reassured by the professionalism of Airband and their sensitive approach to the landscape and installation process. This is an opportunity to understand an important programme, which has the full support of the Dartmoor and Exmoor NPAs.

12 October 2015

Dartmoor businessmen and women are invited to join Dartmoor National Park at a meeting on 28 October to hear how Superfast Broadband is being brought to Dartmoor through the ‘Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor’ superfast project.

Good internet access is important for many people, whether to do business, to learn or to shop. Dartmoor National Park is committed to supporting its communities access superfast broadband, and to achieve
this we are working closely with the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme team.

The ‘Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor’ Superfast Broadband Project, forms part of phase 2 of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. Announced in July 2015, it will deliver a dedicated programme of superfast broadband coverage specifically across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks by working with Airband, a specialist in high speed wireless broadband solutions for remote rural areas. The project is expected to connect some 5,800 homes and businesses and bring superfast coverage to an estimated 96% of premises by the end of 2017, with the majority of delivery currently expected in 2016.

Jo Rumble, Communities Officer, Dartmoor National Park, said:

‘This is an opportunity for Dartmoor’s business people to get together to hear how Dartmoor is getting better connected. The ‘Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor’ project is bringing a superfast broadband service to the door of some of our most remote homes and businesses, making it easier to live and work on Dartmoor’.

The meeting will be held at the National Park headquarters, Parke, Bovey Tracey. Coffee and Tea will be available from 6.30 pm and the event will start at 7 pm. The meeting will last no more than two hours and is open to all.

To register your interest please email hq@dartmoor.gov.uk or phone 01626 832093.

For more information contact Miss Jo Rumble, Communities Officer,
Dartmoor National Park on 01626 831024 or email jrumble@dartmoor.gov.uk