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6th December, 2018 (23 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed residents in the rural Suffolk village of Hadleigh Heath that they will have to wait until late January 2019 before a new “fibre broadband” street cabinet (FTTC service) is activated, which came after the last one was destroyed in a car crash on 16th August 2018.

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5th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has secured the £11.9m contract to build a new Gigabit (1Gbps+) capable “full fibre” broadband / Ethernet network in Suffolk (England), which will initially focus on connecting public sector sites across 10 towns before being expanded to reach local businesses and possibly homes. ISP MLL Telecom is also involved.


27th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is deploying a community built and funded 1Gbps “full fibre” (FTTH) rural broadband network to homes in several counties, have taken the hopefully temporary decision not to process new EIS1 forms (Enterprise Investment Scheme) for investments made into the ISP.

b4rn fibre optic cable rolls

11th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has spent the past 6 years deploying a 1Gbps capable community built and funded “full fibre” (FTTH) broadband network to remote homes in several counties across England, looks set to hit their 5,000 connections target by around the end of this month.

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28th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council in England has officially confirmed that their £64m state aid supported Better Broadband for Suffolk (BBS) project with Openreach (BT) will achieve 98% coverage of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable (FTTC/P) networks by the end of 2020 as hoped (up from over 93% today).

lowestoft outage

26th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

Spare a thought today for the residents and businesses in parts of Lowestoft (Suffolk) that have been left without working broadband and phone services for nearly a month. The situation began after a one of Openreach’s underground cables developed a fault, which has apparently been complicated to fix.

suffolk broadband map 2018

3rd May, 2018 (8 Comments)

The state aid supported Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England is expected to start signing some new contracts with ISPs in the latter part of June – July 2018, which could help them to achieve their ambition of 100% “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage by the end of 2020.

b4rn east anglia build

28th March, 2018 (13 Comments)

At the end of last year the B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP began construction of a new community built and funded “hyperfast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural villages in parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex (England). Today the first properties have been connected.


17th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

The rate of consolidation among UK fixed wireless broadband ISPs has picked up pace again after InTouch Systems, which operates a network across Norfolk and Suffolk via ITSwisp, announced that it had acquired wireless provider WiSpire that operates in the same region.

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10th January, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, which touts itself as being the voice of local businesses in that corner of South East England, has called on the UK Government to deliver 10 times faster broadband speeds than those being pledged as part of the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for 2020.

b4rn east anglia network building and spade

14th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

The recently formed B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP has this week gathered a group of volunteers to help mark the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk (England).

openreach 2017 engineer jacket

21st July, 2017 (6 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England has celebrated after their joint contract with Openreach (BT) managed to push the local coverage of FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 90% of homes and businesses, with 98% being the next target for 2020.


4th July, 2017 (18 Comments)

The plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has been deploying their 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to remote homes in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now connected 3270 properties and is expanding into Suffolk and Norfolk.


23rd May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Chelmsford-based wireless ISP FibreWiFi (Buzcom), which predominantly focuses upon delivering 30Mbps+ capable broadband coverage to significant swathes of Essex and parts of Suffolk in England, is now an approved supplier for the Government’s £60m Universal Broadband Voucher Scheme.

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18th April, 2016 (5 Comments)

Over the past two months a growing number of UK councils have begun to consult on how best to use money that has been clawed back (gainshare) from BT in order to further extend local broadband coverage, but this time around they all seem to agree that NGA connectivity starts at 30Mbps, not 24Mbps or 15Mbps.

House Under Construction

12th April, 2016 (25 Comments)

Suffolk’s Deputy County Council Leader, Christopher Hudson, has called on the local authority to consider making it a requirement of the planning process for property developers to ensure that their new build homes support superfast broadband connectivity.


11th September, 2015 (1 Comment)

The Suffolk Coastal District Council in England has said that a successful pilot of a rural fixed wireless broadband network, which covers a number of areas (Shingle Street, Aldeburgh etc.) and was first launched in 2012 (here), could soon be expanded to cover more locations.

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