Suffolk’s county-wide superfast broadband planners have identified several ‘quick wins’ which could be upgraded by the end of 2014.
Better Broadband for Suffolk struck lucky while engineers surveyed sites for BT Openreach’s FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) boxes.
Suffolk County council leader Mark Bee told Newmarket News that the programme now expects to connect the first locations by the end of this year instead of early 2015.
Latest news for BT Broadband Rollouts“It became clear that there were a number of quick wins that we could deliver which would mean people benefit earlier than expected,” he said.
“We’ve therefore pushed ahead with the programme and I’m delighted with the outcome.”
The early connections are expected to be on the edge of existing fibre coverage areas and in more rural locations, covering more than 1,500 properties.
Ultimately, BBfS will deliver superfast fibre broadband above 25Mbps to at least 85 per cent of the county, and at least 2Mbps to all properties using conventional ADSL broadband.