£11m broadband boost

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SUFFOLK has been handed £11million as part of Government plans to improve broadband speed.

The investment – pledged by the department for culture, media and sport – means the county can move forward with its bid to create a super-fast broadband network.

It follows Suffolk County Council’s decision to invest £10million in the project.

Council leader Mark Bee said: “I’m ecstatic. From the day I was elected leader, I’ve wanted this and have worked hard with all our partners to make it happen.

“Today is an important milestone in our ambition to create for Suffolk a broadband network fit for the 21st century.”

The authority’s target is that 85 per cent of Suffolk will have access to super-fast fibre optic broadband by March 2015.