Getting connected in Torbay
Torbay businesses are well connected by air, road, rail and fibre-optics – helping them to compete nationally and internationally.
Connected by road, rail and air
Torbay benefits from one of the best road networks in the south west, thanks to the A38 and the M5 connection at Exeter. The £110million South Devon Highway provides a new route in and out of the region, making access to markets and customers quicker than before.
Rail links are fast, reliable and provide a direct route to regional centres such as Exeter and Plymouth and the rest of the UK, including central London, Bristol, the Midlands and the North. London can be reached by rail in just two and a half hours. With brand new investment in high speed trains, journey times in 2018/19 will become even quicker.
Torbay’s proximity to three international airports – Exeter, Newquay and Bristol – means that businesses have a direct link to 112 countries, making the region a truly international player.
Investment in new broadband technology
While physical connectivity is crucial, Torbay’s digital links are equally as important. In August 2019 Openreach announced Torquay as one of the areas to benefit from building new infrastructure to provide fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband technology, within the next 12 months. This provides new and existing businesses with futureproof technology to support their growth plans.
To find out more about connectivity in Torbay, contact Jason Buck, Investment Development Manager on 01803 208799 or email [email protected] today.