About

Superfast Essex is the county’s broadband improvement programme co-ordinated by Essex County Council, and part of the Government’s national Superfast Britain programme. Across Essex we’re working to enable as many homes and businesses as possible to access superfast broadband to enable economic growth and improve residents’ quality of life.

Gigaclear rollout

We're working with network operator Gigaclear to provide ultrafast fibre broadband direct to homes and businesses in Essex.

Gigaclear delivery in detail

Openreach rollout

We're working with network operator Openreach to rollout superfast fibre broadband to communities and businesses across Essex.

Openreach delivery in detail

What's happening next?

We're working to extend superfast coverage as much as possible. Learn about our future plans.

Find out more

Planning the rollout

Find out the steps we take and the factors we have to consider during the complex planning process.

How we plan

Better Broadband Scheme

If you're struggling with really low broadband speeds, this scheme could offer you a subsidy towards an interim basic broadband service.

Apply for a subsidy code

Community Wi-Fi Scheme

Has your village hall or community centre got wi-fi? You could apply for funding to help get it set up.

Get wi-fi for your community

Programme Updates

All our quarterly newsletters can be found here.

Read our updates

Press releases

Read the news we've been sharing with the media about our programme.

Read our stories