Recently connected areas

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

We update this page every week - this was last updated during week commencing 18 May 2020.

 

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

 

Openreach Commercial Programme: 'harder to reach' areas

 

Openreach have announced they are widening their commerical Full Fibre programme to include 200 'harder to reach' rural locations with a view to testing what is required to reach these areas at scale.

Three exchange areas in Suffolk are part of this investment:

  • Kentford
  • Bungay
  • Saxmundham

Openreach's aspiration is to provide the majority of premises within these exchanges with full fibre broadband. Openreach's engineers will be trialling a range of new tools and techniques as they work to bring fibre to these areas, these include diamond cutters and remote nodes.

FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) connections

 

Table showing recent FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) connections
Exchange area Number of premises served
Barrow 15
Hadleigh 11

 

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections

 

Table showing recent FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections
Exchange area Number of premises served
Aldeburgh 5
Boxford 6
Claydon 32
Cockfield Green 10
Debenham 36
Earl Soham 40
Elmswell 9
Hadleigh 7
Ilketshall 3
Ipswich 5
Mendlesham 20
Newmarket 15
Occold 42
Offton 1
Pakenham 35
Rattlesden 3
Sicklesmere 3
Snape 8
Wickham Market 66
Wrentham 20
Yoxford 2

 

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