Councillor hits out at slow Brandon broadband header image

Published: 27th Jan 2014

A local councillor in the Suffolk town of Brandon has hit out at the progress of the super-fast broadband rollout in the town. 

Ian Horner told the Eastern Daily Press the scheme is moving at a "snail's pace" and he is disappointed the area will not receive upgraded services until 2015. 

"To attract high tech companies to Brandon we need the right infrastructure. High-speed broadband is a vital part of that," he stated. 

Mr Horner claimed the current Suffolk broadband rollout sees taxpayers' money used for a project many people believe the private sector should be undertaking anyway. 

The £11.8 million scheme aims to bring super-fast speeds to 85 per cent of the county, with the remaining areas only being guaranteed minimum connections of 2.5 Mbps.

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