January 26 2015 Latest news:
On the day the government announced a new £5 billion project to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas, the county council has unanimously backed a proposal to set up a new forum to press for improvements across Suffolk.
A new bid to bring improved mobile phone coverage across Suffolk is set to be launched by the county council later this week.
Broadband coverage will reach 95% of properties in Suffolk by 2018 after the county became the first in Britain to sign a second-round deal with technology giant BT to extend coverage.
A rural broadband provider is taking internet access to new heights by using church towers to connect a network of Suffolk villages.
The county council is to give another £10million to extend rural broadband coverage across Suffolk – bringing 95% of properties within reach of superfast speeds by the end of 2017.