BT unveils 'ambitious' Suffolk broadband deal

Thursday, December 27th 2012
Suffolk to receive super-fast broadband after council signs deal with BT.
BT unveils 'ambitious' Suffolk broadband deal
BT believes that its ambitious plans for broadband access in Suffolk took a significant step to becoming reality last week when it signed a contract with the local council under the government's Broadband Delivery UK programme.

If followed through, the plans will see every household and business property in Suffolk have access to broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps by the end of 2015, while more than 80 per cent would have access to super-fast coverage.

Mark Bee, Suffolk County Council's leader and chair of the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme board, said he is proud that a deal has been reached with BT.

"There's a digital divide between Suffolk and the rest of the country, but an even more acute disparity between urban and rural Suffolk," he added.

Mr Bee explained that the Better Broadband programme is going to close those gaps and help expand Suffolk's economy by as much as 20 per cent in the future.

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