Category: Broadband & Mobile Reception

  • BIG THANKS TO OUR MP FOR SPEAKING OUT!

    Big thanks to the new South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge for raising in the House of Commons the cancellation of the proposed Assington Green mobile ‘phone mast. We are blighted in this area with very poor infrastructure. We need good phone and internet access in rural areas if our communities are to survive and thrive.…

  • MOBILE PHONE MAST PROJECT STALLS

    The mobile phone mast promised for Assington Green, which was going to bring coverage to our notorious local notspot, is not now going to be installed, I have been told. On the very day Stansfield Parish Council was to discuss feedback from residents to the proposal by Arqiva to build the mast, I was at…

  • BT £3.9M CLAW-BACK WILL FUND FURTHER ROLL OUT OF FIBRE BROADBAND

    Suffolk’s broadband programme is being boosted by around £3.9 million under the clawback clause in our contract with BT, which is brilliant news for those of us waiting anxiously to find out when our communities will be linked up to the new tecnology. The extras funds will be used to extend further the reach of high-speed fibre…

  • SUPERFAST BROADBAND COMES TO WICKHAMBROOK

    Superfast Broadband is well on target to reach more than 85% of Suffolk premises – homes and businesses – by the end of 2015 and this week alone we have seen new cabinets powered up and working in Wickhambrook and Cavendish. The cabinets are at Thorns Corner in Wickhambrook and Pentlow Drive, Cavendish. It is…

  • BETTER MOBILE RECEPTION COMING THIS WAY SOON?

    One of the very few downsides of living and working in our picturesque corner of South West Suffolk is the rotten reception for mobile phones. Neither my county council blackberry nor my own orange phone receives a decent signal at home or pretty much anywhere in Stansfield. The great news is that our mobile network…

  • FINAL 5%

    I am having my first meeting with Suffolk County Council officers on Tuesday afternoon to start planning how we get better broadband to those 5% of properties in the county which will not be covered by the first and second phases of the role out of the better breoadband programme.We will also be talking about the…

  • RURAL BROADBAND

    An ambitious £100m project led by Suffolk County Council aims to provide every property in our corner of rural Suffolk with access to broadband speeds of at least 15 megabits per second (Mbps). Peter Ingram, who heads the Suffolk Better Broadband Programme, explained the complexity of the project in detail to a packed meeting at…

  • HIGHSPEED BROADBAND BOOST

    PUBLIC MEETING FOR RESIDENTS OF THE CLARE AREA ON HIGHSPEED BROADBAND Stansfield Village Hall, CO10 8 LP at 7pm Monday 17 November  SCC Cabinet this week agreed to a new £10million contribution to phase two of the plan to secure high-speed broadband across Suffolk. Procurement for this next stage should be completed by the end…

  • WEST SUFFOLK’S BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB HITS THE MARK!

     We had not just one but two   chairmen of Local Enterprise Partnerships speaking at the West Suffolk Conservatives’ Business Breakfast Club on Friday at Haverhill Golf Club. Mark Pendlington, who chairs the New Anglia LEP, was the guest speaker but we also had the benefit of input from club member, Mark Reeve, who chairs the…

  • I AM JOINING THE MOBILE PHONE TASKFORCE

    Suffolk county council is launching a major campaign to improve mobile phone reception across the county – and I am joining the taskforce. This is an issue about which I feel very strongly Reception is so rotten where I live in the village of Stansfield that neither my own Orange phone or my county council issue…