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Councillor welcomes calls to give home buyers reassurance about internet connection

A Norfolk councillor has welcomed calls to give home buyers more reassurance about whether of not a property will have a good internet connection. Picture: Simon Finlay

A Norfolk councillor has welcomed calls to give home buyers more reassurance about whether of not a property will have a good internet connection. Picture: Simon Finlay

ARCHANT NORFOLK

A Norfolk councillor has welcomed calls to give home buyers more reassurance about whether of not a property will have a good internet connection.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for developers to adopt council proposals for a new Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) kitemark for new build properties.

Broadband is widely seen as an everyday essential service, but developers only have an obligation to connect water and electricity before a property is sold.

The LGA said introducing a new FTTP kitemark will make it clear to the public whether or not their new home will have a future-proofed internet connection.

Tom Garrod, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s digital innovation and efficiency committee, said: “We welcome the LGA’s proactive stance in encouraging housing developers to provide this kind of reassurance through a new FTTP kitemark.”

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