Investment sees broadband coverage boom since 2012, council says

Farm more homes in north Norfolk have access to high-speed broadband than in 2012, according to Nort

Farm more homes in north Norfolk have access to high-speed broadband than in 2012, according to North Norfolk District Council. Picture: Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Far more north Norfolk residents have access to high speed broadband than in 2012, following an investment in a 'better broadband initiative'.

North Norfolk District Council said just 11pc of north Norfolk properties had access to speeds of 15Mbps, but this had risen to 95 by the end of June this year.

The council has pumped £1 million into broadband over the past seven years, as part of a £15 million investment by Norfolk's county and other district councils.

Councillor Eric Seward, NNDC's deputy leader and portfolio holder for finance, said: "I am delighted that the council's significant contribution to the programme is leading to much improved broadband connectivity in North Norfolk. This is important to the local economy as it will provide a resource for businesses and make information and shopping online more accessible to residents. It also places North Norfolk in good stead in keeping face with the broadband revolution."

The Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme aims to make Norfolk an even more attractive place to live and work, by making high speed connection as widely available as possible.


You may also want to watch:


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus