This page contains basic information about the telecommunications services currently available in Denton.
Historical details can be found in the History Section.
Denton is served by what was the old Homersfield telephone exchange. Its original location south of the Waveney in Suffolk used to cause some confusion but is no longer an issue.
The actual exchange building is now located north of the river in Alburgh.
Denton numbers, 788nnn and 789nnn, use the Bungay area code 01986.
Denton lines are connected to the exchange via the green cabinets located at several points in the parish. They are:
- No.2 near the Church. Originally the only box, it is still not fibre enabled.
- No.5 at the junction of Trunch Hill and Middle Road, uses a fibre connection to the box.
- No.8 on Norwich Road, also fibre enabled.
The village is no longer served by a public telephone box.
As with all broadband networks relying on copper wires, the historic BT service (and others from suppliers using the same system) cannot provide anything better than low-speed broadband connections which are worst in the parts of the parish furthest from the exchange.
The recent provision of extra green boxes with fibre-optic cable connections to link village lines to the exchange has made a big difference. The resulting VDSL service means that the majority of residents can now enjoy reasonable broadband speeds.
Those still connected to Box No.2 are excluded from the new service but a scheme promoted by the District Council should soon improve things for at least some households. This will provide wireless connections from transmitters on church towers, including St Mary's in Denton.
SNC has stated that all parts of the district will have access to a 10 Mgb service.
Residents can check the service available to them by going to the BT Broadband Availability Checker.
The Parish Council sponsors this village website.
Dentontalk is the web-based village communication system.
Some parts of the parish, particularly those on higher ground, are able to obtain a good mobile phone signal but others struggle.
The provision of a new transmitting mast in Alburgh has improved reception in some areas.