About The Rural Connection project

Cosmic's Digital Mentors are supporting the Devon and Somerset County Councils ‘Rural Connection’ programme to introduce fast broadband to digitally deprived rural areas. This project aims to provide free satellite broadband installation into many homes and businesses in four key areas of Devon and Somerset that currently do not receive broadband or where speeds are very slow. The areas are shown below.

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Tooway Direct, will be installing the new broadband service via a satellite dish connected to the outside of the client’s property. There will be a tariff of charges for the level of broadband that the client can choose from.  To read more about the solution and to apply for the free installation, click here

To find out if you are eligible for Digital Mentor support, or to register for support, call 0845 094 6108, email talk@cosmic.org.uk.  It is a quick and easy process with eligibility defined through postcode.

Those eligible will be able to access for up to 8 hours of free Digital Mentoring support and attend a range of workshops through the Digital Mentors project being delivered by Cosmic to individuals, local sole traders, small businesses and trading organisations. 

This non-biased technology training and advice can be delivered in workshops as well as one-to-one support depending on your needs and covers a wide range of IT topics
•    Website advice
•    Search engine optimisation
•    Digital marketing
•    Microsoft and Apple software tutoring
•    Social Media advice – Twitter and Facebook
•    Tips for on line selling
•    Computer maintenance and purchasing support