Another 2,500 homes and business across Devon and Somerset are now able to access full fibre broadband thanks to the ongoing rollout through the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme – with West Devon communities next in line.

Internet Service Provider Airband has announced the latest figures as it continues its gigabit capable fibre build in the region on behalf of CDS.

Access to the live network is now available in the Cheddon Fitzpaine area of Taunton in Somerset, as well as premises in some areas of Exminster, Kenn, Kennford, Kenton, Powderham, Starcross, Teignmouth and Tiverton.

Splicing and testing of fibre is being carried out in Bathpool, Bishops Lydeard, Calverleigh, Cotford St Luke, Cruwys Morchard, Monkton Heathfield, Nomansland, Norton Fitzwarren, Puddington, Staplegrove, north west Taunton, Tiverton, Tolland, West Monkton and Withleigh.

Build is due to be completed in the coming weeks in Bere Alston, Clovelly, Crapstone, Hartland, Langtree, Lewtrenchard, Lifton, Milton Abbot, Milton Combe, Powderham, Starcross and Tavistock, as well as remaining contracted areas of Exminster, Kenn, Kenton, Powderham and Starcross.