Broadband decision due

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A DECISION is expected to be made this month over Government funding to improve broadband coverage in Suffolk.

Representatives have advised officials from the Government body Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) as to how Suffolk County Council intends to invest up to £10 million on the project in the next four years. The project is expected to cost £41.7 million with half coming from the private sector.

The authority has committed up to £10 million with the expectation that BDUK will match that amount. Council leader Mark Bee said: “We must not underestimate the impact that securing this investment will have on business growth.”