18 October 2016
Residents in Haughley Green can finally order superfast broadband, after six long years of campaigning for it. A new fibre-enabled cabinet has been installed in Haughley Green and all telephone lines have been re-routed through this.
Many properties in the village cannot get landline based broadband and for others the speed is so low you can just about send an email.
Local residents and councillors have been campaigning for over six years for this to happen. District Councillor, Rachel Eburne, and County Councillor, Andrew Stringer, have attended conferences, held public meetings, lobbied councils, asked questions of MPs, door-stopped BT, conducted surveys and worked with Suffolk County Council’s Better Broadband team to finally get a service for the area.
District Councillor, Rachel Eburne, said :
“it has been a long haul and residents have been desperate for what should be a universal service, whether for their business working from home or for their children getting their homework done online. I’d like to thank everyone for their perseverance.”
County Councillor, Andrew Stringer, said:
“many small rural communities are suffering the same fate as Haughley Green and I am delighted to see a solution has been found. We need to ensure that no-one is left behind when the markets won’t provide these critical services. Thanks to those who have worked hard to make this happen.”
Dates of next meeting(s)
Wednesday 31st May at Cafe 52
- Mid Suffolk meetings generally held at Cafe 52, Crowe Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL
- Meetings occasionally held in Woolpit, Eye, Stowupland and Needham Market.
All Members and well-wishers welcome.
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