Superfast Essex wins national award for superfast broadband delivery
Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Has Arrived In Uttlesford

Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Has Arrived In Uttlesford

09 April 2019

Ultrafast rural broadband network operator, Gigaclear, has installed its first pure fibre broadband cabinet in Birchanger, in Uttlesford, as part of the Superfast Essex broadband programme. The installation has brought some of the fastest broadband speeds available in the world to people living and working in the district.

Gigaclear deployment timescales change in Essex

Gigaclear deployment timescales change in Essex

28 November 2018

Gigaclear’s full fibre broadband rollout across Essex is now forecast to complete later than previously anticipated primarily due to the complexity of the network build coupled with resourcing challenges resulting from Gigaclear’s rapid growth.

Superfast Essex and Girlguiding Anglia digital challenge launches in Essex

Superfast Essex and Girlguiding Anglia digital challenge launches in Essex

06 November 2018

Superfast Essex and Girlguiding Anglia have launched a challenge badge which aims to inspire young people to help older relatives and friends do more online and be more confident with digital tasks and applications.

New ultrafast broadband contract secured for Epping Forest District as pilot project completes

New ultrafast broadband contract secured for Epping Forest District as pilot project completes

26 July 2018

Full fibre network operator Gigaclear has signed a new £3.1m contract to deliver more ultrafast broadband in Epping Forest District as part of the Superfast Essex programme, after completing its first project in the same district.

New Superfast Essex contract secures more fibre broadband for Basildon and Braintree

New Superfast Essex contract secures more fibre broadband for Basildon and Braintree

19 July 2018

Thousands more homes and businesses are in line to join the superfast network under a new phase of work announced by the Superfast Essex broadband programme this week.

National Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to kick-start a full fibre future

National Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to kick-start a full fibre future

05 April 2018

Hundreds of businesses and residents across Essex can now access an ultrafast boost in their broadband connection with the help of a new scheme launched nationally by UK Government.

Superfast Essex reaches 100k milestone

29 January 2018

The Superfast Essex broadband programme has reached a new high, enabling 100,000 homes and businesses to access superfast broadband.

Big broadband boost for Tendring with new Superfast Essex multi-million pound contract

11 December 2017

A big boost in superfast broadband coverage has been secured for Tendring District under a new multi million pound contract with BT Group as part of the Superfast Essex programme.

Superfast Essex aims to extend fibre broadband coverage to nearly 100% with last phase of work

20 September 2017

Even more residents and businesses stand to gain access to superfast broadband, with download speeds of 30Mbps or more, thanks to an additional phase of work being commissioned by Essex County Council (ECC).

Superfast Essex reaches speedy broadband rollout target in super quick time

06 July 2016

Multi million pound partnership has made new technology available to an additional 65,000 homes and businesses three months early

Wireless technology used for the first time in Essex to connect villages to Superfast Essex network

15 June 2016

Villagers connected to high-speed broadband using radio waves

Communities countywide get up to speed on broadband

27 March 2015

Communities from across the county united to find out more about Essex’s broadband improvement programme and take part in an in-depth Q&A session

Multi-million pound investment in superfast broadband for an additional 51,000 homes and businesses confirmed by ECC

24 March 2015

Essex County Council’s commitment to invest in extending the reach of high-speed fibre broadband to even more homes and businesses was confirmed today with the approval to grant BT a second contract to deliver ‘Phase 2’ of the Superfast Essex programme, subject to Government backing.

Getting technical with superfast at regional government conference

12 March 2015

Superfast Essex has been recognised among senior local government leaders across the region as a key player in helping Essex County Council public services become more sustainable for the future and easier for residents to access

Superfast network is going the distance

09 February 2015

Superfast Essex is celebrating reaching the next key milestone in its journey to become one of the best connected counties in the UK.

Superfast Essex to sponsor the Essex Digital Awards

08 February 2015

Superfast Essex is helping to champion businesses demonstrating digital excellence by sponsoring the 2015 Essex Digital Awards and having a representative on the judging panel.

Superfast Essex Broadband Extension Programme approved

22 July 2014

An extra multi-million pound cash boost to further improve superfast broadband speeds across the county has been agreed today by Essex County Council’s Cabinet.

First three communities to benefit from multi-million pound Superfast Essex broadband programme unveiled

16 June 2014

First new green fibre broadband cabinets officially launched this week

New Superfast Essex website goes live

02 May 2014

Superfast Essex, the programme to improve broadband connectivity in the county, has launched a new and improved website to help communicate what is happening and promote the benefits of using faster broadband.

High speed broadband programme moves forward to implementation

26 September 2013

Essex County Council has published initial details outlining where superfast broadband will boost connections across the county.

Harlow Enterprise Zone will be one of the first to become superfast

23 September 2013

Essex County Council has announced the areas of Essex which should be included in the first six months of upgrades to the broadband provision in the county and it has been made clear that Harlow Enterprise Zone will be one of these.

Essex homes and businesses to see broadband brought up to speed thanks to £24.6 million deal

13 August 2013

A £24.6 million deal to deliver high-speed fibre broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in Essex has been announced today by Essex County Council and BT. When combined with plans by the private sector, this deal should result in around 87% of premises in the county being able to access fibre broadband by the end of summer 2016.

One step closer to superfast broadband in Essex

16 July 2013

At Essex County Council’s Cabinet Meeting today (16 July 2013), the decision was taken to move forward to the next step of the Superfast Broadband project which means that Essex County Council will be in a position to announce a preferred bidder and sign a contract for delivery in the coming weeks.

Superfast broadband project speeds along

13 May 2013

Essex County Council (ECC) is a big step further forward to starting work on upgrading the superfast broadband network. On Thursday 9 May 2013 the Essex BDUK Project was given the green light by Government to issue its tender documents and was also told that the State Aid area where public funds can be spent has been given provisional approval. Government have also indicated that they are keen to see the Essex project move as quickly as possible.

Superfast Broadband State Aid Public Consultation

18 March 2013

Essex County Council (ECC) has launched a month long consultation as part of the Superfast Essex project. The consultation asks residents and businesses whether they are aware of any plans to upgrade the communications network in their local areas.

Essex County Council teams up with Microsoft for Anywhere Working Week

14 March 2013

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford to be transformed into flexible working space for local businesses.

Essex County Council pushing forward with superfast broadband

20 February 2013

Essex County Council (ECC) has moved a step closer to securing better broadband for the county and enabling parts of Essex to access Superfast Broadband that currently do not receive this service.

Keeping residents up to speed on our Superfast Broadband Plan

04 February 2013

Essex County Council is launching a new website to keep residents informed of plans to improve the provision of superfast broadband in the county.

Superfast broadband for Essex moves a step closer

10 December 2012

Essex County Council can announce that Superfast Essex Broadband is one step closer to being made available in parts of Essex that currently receive a much slower service.

On ‘Cyber Monday’ register your interest for superfast broadband

07 November 2012

Monday 3 December 2012 is being called ‘Cyber Monday’ as online retailers are expecting a 30% increase in traffic to their sites as people shop online for Christmas gifts for friends and relatives.

Essex County Council urges movement on superfast broadband

25 September 2012

Essex County Council has written to Eric Pickles MP demanding a better service from central government for Essex as part of the BDUK superfast broadband project which is running nationally. A list has been produced by BDUK which indicates the order that faster broadband will be rolled out across the country. Currently, Essex County Council is low on this list.

Make the Connection in Essex

05 July 2012

Essex County Council’s local broadband plan, ‘Superfast Essex Broadband’ has been approved by central government and now plans can be put into action on selecting a provider for the service and allocating areas for upgrade.