Final call to support broadband campaign

BUSINESS and residents in Sudbury have a month left to sign up to a campaign to get faster broadband.

Suffolk has one of the poorest broadband networks in England, and Suffolk County Council says £21million of public investment has already been secured.

But the county needs to demonstrate strong demand for the service and needs more than 10,000 responses by the close of the campaign on March 31. It is more than half way in terms of people supporting it.

Councillor Mark Bee, chair of the Better Broadband for Suffolk campaign, said; “The campaign has shown there is a genuine desire and pressing need for better broadband in Suffolk. We’ve spoken to thousands of people across the county, an overwhelming majority of which have pledged their firm backing for what we’re trying to achieve.

We’re now entering the home straight for the survey so if people haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time. We absolutely must demonstrate to ministers and potential suppliers that Suffolk is serious about superfast broadband.”

The survey is at www.suffolk.gov.uk/broadband