Recently connected areas

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

This page was last updated on the 18th May 2022.


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


FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections


Table showing Q1 (April 2022 - June 2022) Fibre to the Premises connections through the Better Broadband for Suffolk programme
Exchange area Number of premises served
Barnby 24
Barrow 40
Claydon 3
Elmswell 4
Halesworth 20
Kesgrave 16
Leiston 15
Newmarket 12
Rattlesden 12
Stonham 11
Stowmarket 17
Sudbury 18
Whitton 88


Openreach Fibre First Build Programmes


Openreach is extending FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) connections to more properties across the country through their Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs and Market Towns and Villages Build Programmes. 

To find out more, please visit the Openreach website.

Please note - if you are included in Openreach's Fibre First Build programme, you will not be upgraded through Suffolk's Better Broadband programme.

Better Broadband for Suffolk partners