Recently connected areas

We’re pleased to advise that broadband upgrades have recently happened in parts of the locations listed in the table below.

This page was last updated on the 1 February 2023.


To see if you now have access to better broadband, please use the online checker.


If your premise has access to fibre broadband, you will need to order a fibre broadband service from a broadband provider.

There are a number of providers to choose from; most of these also offer bundles where you get phone, broadband and TV all for a fixed monthly fee. There are various comparison sites available to help you choose the best provider for you.

Once you have signed up, your retail service provider will arrange for an installation of your connection, and probably provide you with a wireless router, so you can access your internet via an Ethernet cable, or via roaming wirelessly around your house.


An engineer checking fibre cables


FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections


Table showing Q2 / Q3 (July 2022 - December 2022) Fibre to the Premises connections through the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme

Exchange area Number of premises served
Aldeburgh 6
Bacton 14
Badingham 11
Beccles 255
Beyton 15
Bildeston 143
Botesdale 28
Boxford 3
Bramfield 9
Brampton 10
Brandon 4
Bures 12
Charsfield 6
Clare 7
Culford 13
Debenham 16
Earl Soham 23
Elmswell 45
Exning 15
Eye 3
Framlingham 13
Fressingfield 17
Fritton 19
Garboldisham 10
Great Wenham 39
Hadleigh 19
Halesworth 17
Harleston 18
Higham 6
Holbrook 28
Horringer 5
Hoxne 12
Isleham 4
Kesgrave 7
Leiston 10
Lowestoft 15
Mendlesham 2
Mildenhall 166
Nayland 32
Newmarket 7
Pakenham 6
Rattlesden 7
Shotley 9
Shottisham 2
Snape 18
Southwold 15
Stanton 13
Stonham 7
Stowmarket 9
Stradbroke 6
Sudbury 21
Ubbeston 13
Waldringfield 2
Walsham-Le-Willows 6
Wangford 27
Westleton 14
Whitton 6
Wickham Market 26
Woodbridge 28
Worlingworth 7
Yoxford 3


Openreach Fibre First Build Programmes


Openreach is extending FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections to more properties across the country through their Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs and Market Towns and Villages Build Programmes. 

To find out more, please visit the Openreach website.

Please note - if you are included in Openreach's Fibre First Build programme, you will not be upgraded through Suffolk's Better Broadband programme.

Better Broadband for Suffolk partners