Broadband developments for Haughley Green

Displaying Broadband cabinet (600x800).jpgOn Friday I received an important update from the Better Broadband team at Suffolk County Council and there are some significant developments regarding broadband in our area.  This is, in part, due to the overwhelming pressure placed on the Council, BT and others by members of the public.

 The major issue for our area has been that we were told BT would include us in their commercial upgrade but the reality is that for most of us this has not happened (as many suspected at the time).  Additionally some areas in Suffolk were not covered either by a commercial upgrade or the publicly-funded intervention area.

These two areas are now being addressed by a new procurement process which starts today.  The public consultation for this will be in the Spring with the new contract being signed in the Summer and work commencing before the end of 2014.  I will do all I can to help bring these dates forward (as much as the procurement rules allow) but, in the meantime, will advise you when the public consultation is open.


4 Responses to “Broadband developments for Haughley Green”

  1. 1 Jan Cobb December 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I have a friend who lives in the vicinity of Haughley Green, but has to rely on rather flaky 3G broadband for any form of communication. As the connection is barely 3times (at best) faster than an old outdated dialup, she would be interested to hear what progress has been made to provide broadband over ADSL copper.

    • 2 racheleburne January 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Sorry for such a delay in responding to you. Over the last few years we have been working to try to get Haughley Green and surrounding areas up the priority list in terms of getting decent (or any!) broadband. The second contract that Suffolk County Council signed with BT in October does now include Haughley Green so work will commence this year (2015) to bring superfast to the area. It is hoped that this will be by March 2016 at the latest. We do not have a confirmed date but will continue to work on this and aim to bring the completion date forward. Kind regards, Rachel

  2. 3 Warren January 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Hi again

    Have you heard anymore about the broadband in Haughley Green? Now we are very much in 2016 I would guess it should be very soon.

    • 4 racheleburne January 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      There was supposed to be an announcement in November but this has been delayed. I am told there will be connections early this year but am still waiting on some definite dates. Will let you know when I have these.

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