Milestone broadband boost
Work to start installing new superfast broadband across Suffolk and Norfolk should start in the spring after BT and the counties’ respective county councils formally agreed a deal.
Worth £40million in Suffolk and £30million in Norfolk, the deals will provide a major boost to businesses in the region, connecting roughly 80 per cent of residents in each county to superfast internet speeds.
The deal will also give the 20 or so per cent of those in broadband ‘not-spot’ areas chance to access a minimum speed of two megabits per second (Mbps).
Bill Murphy, from BT, signed the contracts last week with Norfolk and Suffolk county council leaders Derrick Murphy, and Mark Bee, respectively.
Bill Murphy said surveying work and planning the programme will start early this year: “That will take about three months to be completed, and then we will move on to digging and installing the green boxes,” he added. It will then be about three months later that BT connects the first customers.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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