Suffolk CoC Want Faster Broadband
Suffolkâ€™s Chamber of Commerce wants the government to deliver download speeds 10 times faster by 2020.
18:07 11 January 2018
Suffolk’s Chamber of Commerce is urging the Government to set it sights higher and deliver download speeds 10 times faster by 2020. It said that mobile black spots and slow internet speeds are costing Suffolk businesses a lot.
He said: “There isn’t a meeting where it doesn’t come up.
“On broadband, our view is that the Government’s Universal Service Obligation, which is for 10Mbps download speeds, is not enough. Our position is we should be targeting 100Mbps everywhere by the end of the decade. That is, maybe, not realistic but that is what we should be aiming for.”
The chamber also discussed other issues, including improving access to markets, reducing unnecessary regulations for businesses, and giving the tools they need.
John Dugmore, chief executive, added: “Suffolk Chamber believes that the potential future for the county is one characterised by an innovative, internationally successful and diverse economy, high value and high waged jobs and a strong education sector delivering a skills base that is as good as any in the country.”