Superfast Essex

Enjoy a faster online experience

Simultaneous use

Do more online all at the same time.
Now you can do the weekly shopping from the kitchen table, watch Hollywood blockbusters and download new songs whenever you want and share photos or play games with friends all over the world. And all at the same time.
People are already used to TV being delivered over phone lines – and now expect it to be HD or 3D. Video on demand and catch-up services, like BBC iPlayer, are becoming the norm. Using the internet for cheap telephone calls was once cutting edge. Now, 40 per cent of calls through Skype are video calls.

Find out what there is to see and do in Essex

www.visitessex.com can give you some great inspiration as to what’s available to see and do around Essex.   There are rolling landscapes speckled with picturesque towns and villages, spectacular gardens, country parks and nature reserves that are all well worth a visit.  The green countryside contrasts sharply with the vast coastline - 350 miles long. Vibrant seaside towns merge with quiet, isolated beaches that in turn become networks of tidal inlets and estuaries, rich in wildlife and perfect for a relaxing day out.

Stay in touch with friends and family

Get family, friends and colleagues from around the world together for a chat with smooth, seamless video calling and webcams, or share photos and videos in seconds.

Stream films, download music and play games online

With fibre broadband you can download the latest blockbuster before the popcorn goes pop, or stream your favourite TV show instantly.
Download music tracks in about two seconds, and download a whole music album in about 30 seconds!
Play games online - with fibre broadband, you're only limited by your reflexes - not your internet speed!

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Improved download and upload speeds

Fibre broadband isn't just faster when downloading, increased upload speed can be a real game changer. Share content in seconds - even HD video.
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, are getting bigger – and it's not just the amount of people, it's the content – more videos, more pictures, more links to other sites. YouTube video channels, online photo albums, live music streaming and personalised radio stations. People are increasingly storing photos, documents, music and video online – in the cloud – rather than on the computer at home.

Improved access to public sector services

Access local and national government services online such as: 
Renew your Council Tax – Find your local authority and pay online  
Apply for a school place in Essex 
Pre-order or renew library books with Essex Libraries 
Buy Road Tax  
Renew or apply for Tax Credits 
Find out about Apprenticeships, Student Finance, School Admissions and Transport

Take an online learning course

Discover a world of interactive online learning, flexible hours, buffer-free video tutorials, e-books and the new doors it can open up.
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Work from home

Working from home can now be as fast and effective as working from the office. This could save you time and money, as well as helping you to achieve a better work life balance and help protect the environment too, through less commuter travel.

You could even consider setting up your own business from home as you will now have the world class connectivity that could give you the edge.