Openreach FTTP areas

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) or full fibre is where the fibre cable runs directly to the property missing out the local cabinet.

Superfast Essex has been working with network operator Openreach to increase the availability of superfast broadband across Essex (speeds above 30Mbps). 

In order to reach as many areas as possible with the available funding, this has largely been done by fibre-enabling the local cabinet (green box) and making use of the existing copper infrastructure to deliver FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) technology. Visit the cabinets page for a list of Openreach cabinets already fibre-enabled by Superfast Essex.

Where properties are located too far away from the fibre cabinet to achieve superfast speeds using FTTC, Openreach needs to deploy a different solution. This sometimes will involve building a new fibre cabinet closer to a property and using copper rearrangement to move the existing broadband connection and boost speeds. 

Another solution is to use FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) technology to run the fibre cable directly from a main telephone exchange t to the property. 

Scroll down to check for your postcode in the list of live FTTP areas already enabled by Superfast Essex where a full fibre broadband service is available to purchase.

This graphic is a visual explanation on the differences between the technologies:

broadband technologies

If your postcode is not in the below list:

  • Use Openreach's DSL Checker to find out which Openreach cabinet you are connected to and the broadband speeds you should be able to achieve (for best results, search by address). If fibre broadband (VDSL) is already available, you can contact an Openreach wholesale provider to switch. You are not automatically connected to fibre when it goes live.
  • Operator Gigaclear has also been working with Superfast Essex to rollout ultrafast broadband across the county and you can check the cabinet page or their website for more information.
  • View the interactive rollout map to find out if your property is in Superfast Essex's plans to be upgraded to access superfast broadband, or if a commercial operator has told us about existing or planned superfast broadband coverage at your address.

Live Openreach FTTP areas - contact a FTTP provider to buy a service!

Local Exchange Name

Postcodes

No. of properties able to access FTTP

Date FTTP service available

Addresses

Boreham   35    
  CM2 6SD  7 27/11/2017  55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65 and 67, Henniker Gate
  CM2 6SJ 28  27/11/2017  26, 28, 32-40, 42, 44, 46, 48-55, 57, 59, 61, 63 and 65, Jenner Mead
Braintree   18    
  CM7 1RB  14 11/12/2017 CEX,18-19 George Yard; Game Stores Group Ltd; Dorothy Perkins, 4 George Yard; 9 George Yard; Fever Accessories, 11 George Yard; Claires Accessories, 20 George Yard; Carphone Warehouse, 21 George Yard; Toni & Guy, 22 George Yard; Thomson, 24 George Yard; 27 George Yard; Vodafone, 28 George Yard; 34 George Yard; 12 George Yard and Kodak Express, 17 George Yard Shopping Centre
  CM71UG  11/12/2017 1 Bank Street
  CM7 2QA  11/12/2017 Chelmsford Star Co-Operative Society Ltd, Quadrant Department Store 13-17, Rayne Road
  CM73DJ  11/12/2017 Police Station, Blyths Meadow
  CM7 9HB 1 11/12/2017 Causeway House, Bocking End
Brentwood   41    
  CM15 9EA 16 08/02/2018 258, 260, 262, 264, 266, 268, 268A, Upper Flat 270, Ground Floor Flat 270, 270, 270A, 272, 274, 276, 278, 280, Ongar Road
  CM15 9GL 19 08/02/2018 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 30, 34, 42, 47, 52, 53, 54, 55 The Meads,Ongar Road
  CM15 9AU 6 08/02/2018 37 Ongar Road, Games Workshop 39 Ongar Road, County Hearing Care 41 Ongar Road, 43 Ongar Road, 45 Ongar Road, S M C Real Estate Ltd 47 Ongar Road
Chelmsford   13    
  CM2 8TG 3 06/11/2017 Rose Cafe; Meadow View; Elm Farm; Mole Cottage and Rose Cottage, London Road, Widford
  CM2 8TH 8 06/11/2017 1 Elm Cottage; 2 Elm Cottage; Ruskin Cottage; Highview; 3 Elm Cottage; 4 Elm Cottage; Epping Car Sales The Sidings; The Willows, Private Road
Colchester   14    
  CO11DH 2 29/03/2018 Sloppy Joe'S,37 High Street; Marks & Spencer Plc, 38 High Street
  CO11DJ 2 29/03/2018 Red Lion Hotel,43 High Street; Big Success Ltd,Retail Unit,The Red Lion Hotel,43 High Street
  CO11DS 1 29/03/2018 John Fowlers Solicitors, Town Hall Chambers, St. Runwalds Street
  CO11DX 3 29/03/2018 Colchester East Diner Limited,16 Red Lion Yard; Colchester East Coast Diner Ltd, 15 High Street, Red Lion Yard; The Fashion Editor, 4 High Street, Red Lion Yard
  CO11LJ 2 29/03/2018 Beresfords,37 Long Wyre Street; Specsavers Optical,Unit 1B,17-33, Long Wyre Street
  CO11LS 1 29/03/2018 London Camera Exchange,12 Eld Lane
  CO11PN 1 29/03/2018 Pacheco Ltd, Colchester Magistrates Court, Town Hall, High Street
  CO11YJ 2 29/03/2018 Colchester Jobcentre Plus,Greytown House,138,High Street; Williams & Griffin Ltd, Third And Fourth Floors, Greytown House,138-140 High Street
Felsted   52    
  CM63EG 50 15/02/2018 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 Chaffix, Felsted
  CM63ED 1 15/02/2018 Globe House, Garnetts Lane, Felsted
  CM63NQ 1 15/02/2018 1 Bungalow, Bannister Green, Felsted
Grays, Thurrock   29    
  RM20 4DB   29/02/2016 Europa Trading Estate, London Road
  RM20 4DN   29/02/2016 London Road, Europa Park
  RM20 4DP   29/02/2016 Magnet Road
  RM20 4DR   29/02/2016 Unit 1-18, Magnet Point Estate, Magnet Road
Great Baddow   12    
  CM2 7RS 5 21/09/2017 Rumbolds House, 1-4 Rumbolds Farm
  CM3 4BJ 7 21/09/2017 Hammonds Farm, 1-4 Hammonds Cottages
Great Dunmow   12    
  CM61ST 7 26/03/2018 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Mill Court, Little Canfield
  CM61SN 5 26/03/2018 Beech Cottage, Strood Hall, 1 Strood Court, 2 Strood Court, 3 Strood Court, Stortford Road, Little Canfield
Hanningfield   38    
  CM3 8EB 15 14/07/2017 French Polishers,Richard Hopkins Workshop,Highlands Farm,Southend Road,Rettendon Common; D Chennells & Co,Workshop Adjacent Richard Hopkins,Highlands Farm; Beeleigh Interiors,Unit 17,Highlands Farm; Unit 2,Highlands Farm; Eagle Structural Glazing And Weathersealing Ltd; Unit 49,Highlands Farm; Highlands Farmhouse,Highlands Farm; Advanced Ductwork Systems,Unit 24,Highlands Farm; Catering Wholesalers Ltd,Unit 43,Highlands Farm; Chennells Investment Management Ltd,Unit; 10A,Highlands Farm; Unit 42,Highlands Farm; Coral Passion,Unit 20,Highlands Farm; Unit 13B,Highlands Farm; Unit 24A,Highlands Farm; A R Ceramics,Unit 10,Highlands Farm,Southend Road,Rettendon Common
  CM3 8HB 7 14/07/2017 Retreat, Foxley End, Chelsfield, Morlands Industrial Estate, Bromley Lodge, and Hunters Lodge, Tile Works Lane
  CM3 8HE 7 14/07/2017 Whitegates Farm, Silverwood, Braeside, Rickstones Farm, and White Gates Farm, South Hanningfield Road, 
  CM3 8HF 9 14/07/2017 Marks Farmhouse, The Wilds, Heathside, Merrifields, Keyberry, Nine Acres, Brookview, and Marks Farm Nursery, Marks Farm Lane
Rayleigh   22    
  SS6 7EJ 1 22/12/2017 First Floor, 99 High Street
  SS6 7QA 21 22/12/2017 A R Adams (Funeral Directors) Ltd,117,High Street; Rayleigh Spicy,159 High Street; 133 High Street; Tooth & Claw,125 High Street; Connells Estate Agents,113-115 High Street; Panchos Cantina, 129 High Street; British Heart Foundation,137 High Street; 139 High Street; Cooper Gay & Co Ltd,123A-127A High Street; Bogaz,123 High Street; Iceland Foods Plc, 147-153 High Street; 111 High Street; The Red Door,131 High Street; 135 High Street; Rayleigh Vision Centre,127 High Street; Little Havens,143 High Street; 149A High Street; 147B High Street; 149B High Street; 151B High Street; 153B High Street
Saffron Walden   86    
  CB102LP 20/09/2017 Redgates Farm, Redgates Lane
  CB102ND 2 20/09/2017 Oakfield Cottage and Painters Farm, Butlers Lane
  CB102NE 20/09/2017 St. Aylots Farm, 1 St. Aylots Cottage and 2 St. Aylots Cottage, Ashdon Road
  CB101XA 25 19/03/2018 Forge Cottage; Poplar Hall; Rose Cottage; Chapel Cottage; Rook Hall; Oak Apple House; Park House; The Crown; 4 Little Walden Hall; Hall Farm; Unit 1 Hall Farm Little Walden Road; 24 Seven Security Unit 2 Hall Farm; Unity Audio Ltd Unit 3 Hall Farm; Angela Reed Ltd Unit 4 Hall Farm; The Lodge; Care At Home Unit 1A Hall Farm; Unit 2 First Floor Hall Farm Little Walden Road; The Stables Hall Farm Little Walden Road; Harnser; 1 Little Walden Hall; 2 Little Walden Hall; 3 Little Walden Hall; 5 Little Walden Hall; 6 Little Walden Hall; Crown Cottage Little Walden
  CB101XB 5 22/03/2018 1 Mitchells Cottage,Little Walden; Mitchells Farm,Little Walden; Sadlers Farm,Little Walden; Cloptons Barn,Little Walden; Cloptons,Little Walden
  CB101XF 26 19/03/2018 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 Petlands, Little Walden
  CB101XH 5 19/03/2018 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 Petts Lane, Little Walden
  CB101XQ 19 22/03/2018 Monks Hall; The Control Tower; 3 Orchard View; Villiers Bros Ltd; The Bungalow, Bowsers End; Barnard Brothers Uk Ltd; Shovel Hire; Store; Workshop; No 1 Cottage, Little Bowsers Farm;
Annexe, Red House; The Red House; Store,Bowsers End; Little Bowsers Farm; Little Bowsers; 2 Orchard View; Great Bowsers; 1 Orchard View; 4 Orchard View, Bowsers Lane, Little Walden
Southminster   63    
  CM07LX 10 30/03/2018 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Blackwater Mews, Steeple
  CM07RL 11 30/03/2018 Pear Tree House; Epona; Ryletts; Waters Meet; Beverley; Bracken; Grange Farm Cottage; Thatched Cottage; Willow Cottage; 2 Hall Cottages; 1 Hall Cottages, The Street, Steeple
  CM07RN 3 30/03/2018 The Malt House; Four Seasons; Lowenva ,Maldon Road, Steeple
  CM07RR 14 30/03/2018 Jaeger Farm; Loftmans Farm; Bramblebury; Bramble Farm; Willow Cottage; Cherry Ripe; New House Farm; Stores Rear Of, Bramble Farm; Workshop Rear Of, Bramble Farm; Unit 2, Jeagor Farm; Dengie Cars, New Workshop, Loftmans Farm; A1 Ford Spares, Car Parts; Workshop, Loftmans Farm; Dengie Hundred Motor Company, Loftmans Farm; Unit 1, Jeagor Farm
  CM07RS 3 30/03/2018 Lodge Farm; Cherry Tree Lodge; Steeple Hall,Canney Road,Steeple
  CM07RT 12 30/03/2018 Oak Cottage; Jays; Mystique Too; Peculiars Chapel; Deansbrook; Anna Capri; Graytiles; Regada; Ridgeway; South Green; 1 Rose Cottages; 2 Rose Cottages,Maldon Road,Steeple
  CM07RU 3 30/03/2018 1, 2, 3 The Farriers, The Street, Steeple
  CM07RW 3 30/03/2018 Grange Farm; Rowan; The Blackbirds, Steeple
  CM36EG 4 30/03/2018 Annexe, Little Ashtree Farm; Lower Farm; Annie's Home Care Services, Front Office At Lower Farm; Little Ashtree Farm, Steeple Road, Mayland
Stansted   21    
  CM226DR 8 23/02/2018 The Stables, Home Farmhouse, The Kennels, The Orchards, Loppingdales Farm, Loppingdales, 2 Loppingdale Cottage, Gaunts End, Elsenham
  CM226DS 13 23/02/2018 Blue Pines, Magnolia Cottage, Motts Hall, The Oak Barn, Orchard Cottage, Langley Lodge, 1 Gaunts End Cottages, 2 Gaunts End Cottages, 3 Gaunts End Cottages, Orchard Barn, The Clock House, Chiming Fives, Parkins Plants,Motts Hall, Green Street, Elsenham