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People living in Suffolk could find out this month whether the county will receive funding that may supply homes with satellite broadband.

It is thought that a decision will be made at some point in July about whether the region will be awarded a government grant, the Bury Free Press reports.

Suffolk County Council has committed to supplying £10 million for the provision of broadband services over the next four years and it is hoped Broadband Delivery UK will match this.

Council leader Mark Bee said: "We must not underestimate the impact that securing this investment will have on business growth."

It is thought that the total cost of the project will be £41.7 million, with half of this being provided by the public sector.

At the beginning of last month, the East Anglian Daily Times reported that Suffolk has already spent £11 million on delivering broadband services to schools in the area.