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Investment sees broadband coverage boom since 2012, council says

PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:12 12 August 2019

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

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

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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.

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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.

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