Following on from our last update on the progress of Suffolk’s Better Broadband campaign, we just had to bring you this latest news.
According to the East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk has been given nearly £5million to extend its broadband coverage to more of the county.
The funding has come from the Government’s Superfast Extension Programme, which is designed to give 95% of the UK access to superfast broadband by 2017.
As a result the current work of the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme can now be extended to include some of Suffolk’s hardest to reach rural communities
Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee is reported to have said: “We are only half a year into the delivery of the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme and we’re already looking at how we can take it to the next level.
“Our current commitment to making superfast speeds available to 85% of Suffolk homes and businesses is only the beginning. We want to push forward so that even more people are able to benefit.”
We’ll keep you posted of any further developments.