Alternative options


Suffolk County Council is committed to getting superfast broadband to all premises in Suffolk, however for some homes and businesses this may take a few more years.

The Government is introducing a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), which will give people in the UK the right to request a broadband connection at a minimun speed of 10Mbps. Under the USO, which is available from March 2020, eligible homes and businesses will be able to request a connection, where the cost of building it is no more than £3,400. For more information, please go to the Ofcom website.

If you cannot yet get better broadband, and your area is not planned for an extension over the next twelve months, you may want to consider interim broadband solutions or community self-help options. Some funding is available for either of these options.

The interim solutions available are satellite broadband and, where available, wireless broadband.

With a community self-help option, such as a community self-dig, you may be able to bring the broadband upgrade to your community forward. Through Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnerships, areas that are not included in any fibre roll-out plans can get advice and support to bring fibre broadband to their area.

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Interim broadband solutions

Community schemes

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Self-dig schemes

Better Broadband for Suffolk partners