Cosmic are the main project partners in the delivery of community support to the Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband Project.
What is Connecting Devon and Somerset?
Connecting Devon and Somerset is a ground-breaking programme to bring improved and superfast broadband to Somerset and Devon by 2016, making the area one of the best connected places in the Country. Click here for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Project website.
What does it mean for communities?
· For community organisations: Take-up of superfast broadband will deliver better communication and engagement, increase productivity; and up-skill staff
· For families: Take up of superfast broadband provides a range of benefits: connecting with each other; time-saving for online shopping; homework research; up-skilling; and accessing services
· For individuals: A superfast broadband connection will help you stay connected; access public services; and learn online
How you can you get involved?
1. Sign-up to be a part of the Project. Fast and reliable broadband is an essential for 21st Century living. The Connecting Devon and Somerset programme will bring fast and superfast broadband to rural areas that have been ignored by the private sector. The more people who sign up, the better we evidence our need and the greater our influence with suppliers. Click here for more information.
2. Invite us into your community – are you running an event that we might be able to get involved with? Contact us on 0845 094 6108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Invite us to your school – we are running a ‘tech without tears’ road show that can be part of an event at your school, be it parents evening or an open day. Contact us on 0845 094 6108 or email email@example.com or read the briefing paper attached
3. Become a Digital Champion – help others in your local community to gain benefits of learning about being online, social media, accessing support and information. You can gain a whole range of new skills yourself. Contact us on 0845 094 6108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or read the briefing paper attached below.
- Briefing Paper - Digital Champions
- Briefing Paper - Schools - What is Connecting Devon and Somerset
- Cosmic community support list of activities 2013