Suffolk close to naming preferred provider for broadband plan

Tuesday, June 12th 2012
The telecoms firm that will roll out faster broadband across Suffolk will be unveiled soon.
Suffolk close to naming preferred provider for broadband plan
Suffolk County Council (SCC) is close to naming the preferred bidder to deliver its super-fast broadband strategy.

Senior officials from the local authority met with local MPs at the House of Commons on Monday afternoon (June 11th 2012) to outline the latest developments in the project, reports the East Anglian Daily Press.

The telecoms firm that will help deploy faster broadband across Suffolk is set to be unveiled imminently, with the first homes and businesses expected to be hooked up to the service before the end of the year.

Mark Bee, leader of SCC and chair of the Better Broadband for Suffolk campaign, said: "I'm thrilled by the progress we've made and look forward to seeing the results of all the hard work begin to materialise in the coming months."

The county council believes improved broadband connectivity will deliver economic growth of between 15 and 20 per cent, equating to an increase of around £2 billion.

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