Faster Broadband for Suffolk – Update

We’ve posted several times about the proposed faster broadband coverage for Suffolk, so we though it about time we brought you the latest update.

As part of a multi million pound partnership between Suffolk County Council, BT and the Government, more than 2,500 homes and businesses in 16 locations will be getting super-fast broadband speeds by the end of September.

Latest reports are that some properties in parts of Lowestoft, Belstead, Kesgrave, Hadleigh, Whatfield, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Felixstowe and those near Manningtree will benefit early.

The new technology provides download speeds of up to 80Mps2 and upload speeds of up to 20Mps2. All of this means businesses will be able to run multiple applications at the same time, receive large amounts of data faster and enjoy higher quality video conferencing.

In an interview with Heart, Ed Vaizey, communications minister said:

“Suffolk, along with the rest of the UK, is undergoing a remarkable transformation of Broadband and it’s fantastic to hear that the first 16 locations in the county will have access to superfast speeds by the end of September, three months ahead of schedule. With around 10,000 Suffolk homes and businesses due to benefit from superfast availability by the end of 2013, this project will provide a huge boost to the local economy and be instrumental in driving growth.”

All positive stuff then. We’ll bring you more news as and when it happens.