Recently connected areas

We’re pleased to advise that broadband upgrades have recently happened in parts of the locations listed  in the tables below.

This page was updated in November 2020 - we are currently finalising the details for the next phase of the programme, and expect new updates in March 2021


To see if you now have access to better broadband, please use the online checker.


If your premise has access to fibre broadband, you will need to order a fibre broadband service from a broadband provider.

There are a number of providers to choose from; most of these also offer bundles where you get phone, broadband and TV all for a fixed monthly fee. There are various comparison sites available to help you choose the best provider for you.

Once you have signed up, your retail service provider will arrange for an installation of your connection, and probably provide you with a wireless router, so you can access your internet via an Ethernet cable, or via roaming wirelessly around your house.


An engineer checking fibre cables


Openreach Commercial Programme: 'harder to reach' areas


Openreach have announced they are widening their commerical Full Fibre programme to include 200 'harder to reach' rural locations with a view to testing what is required to reach these areas at scale.

Three exchange areas in Suffolk are part of this investment:

  • Kentford
  • Bungay
  • Saxmundham

Openreach's aspiration is to provide the majority of premises within these exchanges with full fibre broadband. Openreach's engineers will be trialling a range of new tools and techniques as they work to bring fibre to these areas, these include diamond cutters and remote nodes.

In July 2020, Openreach announced they were adding more homes and businesses in rural areas and market towns to their national plans - Haverhill in Suffolk will now be covered by this plan: for more information, please go to Openreach's website

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections


Table showing recent FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections
Exchange area Number of premises served
Badingham 7
Barnby 15
Beccles 17
Bildeston 18
Blythburgh 33
Botesdale 3
Bramfield 68
Brampton 26
Bungay 11
Bures  24
Charsfield 96
Claydon 31
Coddenham 63
Culford 5
Debenham 31
Earl Soham 14
Elmswell 12
Eye 40
Eyke 14
Framlingham 10
Grundisburgh 25
Hadleigh 59
Harleston 20
Hartest 20
Helmingham 18
Holbrook 14
Hundon 50
Kentford 33
Kesgrave 9
Kirton 13
Leiston 17
Mellis 38
Medelsham 6
Mildenhall 60
Nayland 32
Needham Market 22
Occold 36
Offton 40
Orford 15
Rattlesden 19
Rendham 9
Shotley 14
Shottisham 23
Sicklesmere 4
Snape 42
Stanton 4
Stonham 1
Stradbrook 2
Sudbury 25
Ubbeston 79
Walsham-Le-Willows 18
Wickham Market 44
Wickhambrook 43
Woodbridge 41
Worlingworth 33
Yoxford 21


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