First phase of super-fast broadband could be rolled out in rural Suffolk by autumn
Work to improve Suffolk’s broadband network has started ahead of schedule, meaning rural businesses and properties should have faster internet speeds during the autumn.
The aim of the early roll-out is to connect more than 1,500 business and residential properties as soon as possible.
Engineers from Openreach, BT’s local network division, are now carrying out surveys in a number of locations, and more of their new green fibre cabinets have been ordered.
While the location of the new cabinets is still be to confirmed, they are highly likely to be on the edge of existing fibre broadband coverage areas and in more rural locations.
More details will be announced following the survey works.
Under the agreed roll-out plans, people will start to benefit from faster speeds by the end of 2013.
The roll-out is due to be completed by the end of 2015.
By this point, Suffolk County Council wants every property in Suffolk to have access to broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps, and 85 per cent will be able to get superfast speeds (24Mbps+).
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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