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Better Broadband for Norfolk reaches 50,000 premises
Better Broadband for Norfolk has now connected more than 50,000 local properties to high-speed fibre broadband.Better Broadband for Norfolk, a regional high-speed technology rollout programme, has now delivered the service to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in the area.
This milestone has been achieved in just ten months and there are plans to extend the rollout if match funding is secured.
The government has already committed £15 million to improving internet connectivity in the county as part of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.
Leader of Norfolk County Council George Nobbs commented: "Norfolk is ahead of most other counties that are part of the BDUK programme and we're really starting to shed the 'poor cousin' tag in terms of our broadband connectivity."
The Norfolk fibre broadband rollout is set to continue until the end of 2015, with premises in Fakenham, Poringland, Hunstanton and North Walsham due to be connected later this year.
Overall, it is hoped more than 80 per cent of residential and commercial properties in Norfolk will be able to access speeds of 24Mbps and above thanks to the county-wide rollout.