South Norfolk First Rural 100% Fast Broadband
South Norfolk is the first rural district with 100% fast broadband.
14:51 03 December 2018
South Norfolk has invested £570,000 and partnered with InTouch Systems to bring 100pc fast broadband to its residents.
Councillor Michael Edney, council deputy leader, said: “Once again we are leading the way in making sure that all of our residents and businesses have access to decent Broadband speeds. Working with InTouch Systems we are providing access to wireless Internet for homes and businesses who have not been able to benefit from the work done by Better Broadband for Norfolk.
“Our partner currently has 33 wireless transmitters, 20 on masts and buildings, 13 on churches, 24 located in South Norfolk and nine just over our border.
“As we know WiFi doesn’t stop at boundaries and now our network is up and running all of our residents and businesses have access to download speeds of over 10 Mbps with many receiving 30 Mbps.”
Mr Edney added: “The Council will not directly benefit from our investment, but we are doing it, because it’s the right thing to do for our residents.
“A decent broadband service is essential in nearly every aspect of our modern lives – shopping, homework, video streaming, social networks and so much more.
“The previous broadband speeds left some residents and businesses feeling excluded and frustrated making it vitally important that we did something to help – and now we have.”