A programme to improve broadband internet speeds in Suffolk is being expanded.
North Suffolk should benefit from Suffolk County Council’s plan to expand superfast fibre broadband coverage from 85 per cent of households to 95 per cent by 2017. Superfast means a speed of 24MBps (megabytes per second)
Currently parishes including Starston, Wortham, Burgate, Hoxne, Weybread, Thorndon, Mickfield and Fressingfield, and many more, were not in line for the previous 2015 target date of superfast upgrades.
But until Suffolk County Council identifies its supplier, it can not confirm which parishes will be upgraded, but a spokesman confirmed that many north Suffolk parishes were likely to benefit.
Larger population centres like Eye, Stradbroke and Debenham were already earmarked for the upgrade.
A spokesman also confirmed that all but two per cent of parishes would have speeds of 2MBps to 15MBps, which would also positively affect rural north Suffolk parishes.