Super speed wifi across Long Melford

(From left to right) Todd Lewis, owner of Bizzi Beans Cafe, with Long Melford District Councillors Richard Kemp and John Nunn, celebrating the news that the north of the village is to get superfast broadband. ANL-150515-105716001
(From left to right) Todd Lewis, owner of Bizzi Beans Cafe, with Long Melford District Councillors Richard Kemp and John Nunn, celebrating the news that the north of the village is to get superfast broadband. ANL-150515-105716001

The fight to get superfast broadband throughout Long Melford appears to have been won.

Residents and businesses north of the River Chadbrook bridge in the village had been left with download speeds of around 1mb/s with some properties receiving just half that, while at the southern end residents were receiving speeds of up to 30mb/s.

The upgrade was held up because of costs involved, however, these have now been agreed to by Suffolk County Council and the north of the village should see speeds brought level with the rest of the village by September.

District councillors Richard Kemp and John Nunn who had been part of the campaign, were delighted with the news. Mr Kemp said: “This is going to transform local businesses.”