DARTMOOR businessmen and women are invited to join the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) at a meeting on Wednesday, October 28 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 to access superfast broadband and to achieve this it is working closely with the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme team.

The Connecting Dartmoor and Exmoor superfast broadband project forms part of phase two of the CDS 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 for 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 Dartmoor National Park headquarters in Bovey Tracey. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and the meeting will start at 7pm. The meeting will last no more than two hours and is open to everyone.

To register your interest please email [email protected]