Super-fast broadband must cover all of Suffolk, says council leader
The rollout of super-fast broadband services must be extended to all areas of Suffolk, according to the county council leader.
Mark Bee claimed a solution to ensure the latest broadband technology reaches "the last ten per cent of the population" needs to be found, the East Anglian Daily Times reports.
He made his comments after attending a conference at the Google Campus in east London yesterday (August 20th), where culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said he wants the UK to have the best broadband network in Europe by 2015.
The minister said the development of faster broadband can play a "definitive role" in the country's economic recovery.
Regarding the situation in Suffolk, Mr Bee told the newspaper: "We also need to look at getting better speeds to quite large communities that struggle to get good coverage.
"While broadband is vital for business, it is also important in the home - for the way people live today."
Suppliers wishing to work on extending Suffolk's super-fast broadband coverage have until early September to submit their bids to the council. The authority is aiming to award the contract in October and begin deployment before the end of the year.