Calls for Suffolk to be connected

BROADBAND providers have been invited to supply Felaw Maltings in Ipswich, home to more than 60 business start-ups in the town, after a campaign by the East of England Development Agency highlighted the business centre as a hotspot for broadband demand.

BROADBAND providers have been invited to supply Felaw Maltings in Ipswich, home to more than 60 business start-ups in the town, after a campaign by the East of England Development Agency highlighted the business centre as a hotspot for broadband demand.

Many businesses located in the Maltings have been putting the case for broadband in recent years, but it is hoped that EEDA's intervention making a collective case to suppliers has persuaded them of the commercial viability.

More than 8,000 registrations have been logged on EEDA's website since the campaign launched in October last year. The figures show potential broadband suppliers and network providers where demand lies in the East of England, helping them to decide whether they wish to bid to individual communities to supply broadband.

To register demand for broadband or to enter EEDA's competition, log on to www.demandbroadband.com or call the helpline 0845 601 8824.