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I had originally thought that they were to replace the similar but smaller green boxes on the corners of streets, which upon inspection are junction boxes for telephone wires. These are fine for regular voice calls, but not really up to spec for teh interwebz. A few years ago our internet came and went in tune with the weather, because water had gotten into a little plastic thingy in the green box.
My suspicions have to some extent been confirmed. As I was being taken for a walk with the dogs earlier today, we met a telephonic engineer in attendance at one of the new green boxes, who, while the dogs were sniffing his trouser-turnups for scraps of bourbon biscuits, said, yes, they were for broadband, being as they are well nigh stuffed to the yow-yows with hi-tech fibre optical wiring, and will be switched on some time very soon.
So, you read it here folks - fibre optic broadband is coming to Cromer. No longer will be have to make do with small pieces of damp bailer twine loosely tied together.