Work starts on Suffolk’s better broadband

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Work has started early on bringing better broadband to Suffolk.

It means the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme should give some properties faster internet speeds during the autumn.

Councillor Mark Bee, Suffolk County Council’s leader and chair of the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme, said: “Through the process of agreeing with BT how the programme will be rolled out, it became clear that there were a number of quick wins that we could deliver which would mean people benefit earlier than expected.”

The aim of the early roll out is to connect more than 1,500 business and residential properties.

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.

Whilst 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.