Super Sam - Essex's broadband superhero

Super Sam, Essex's superhero mascot, is working with the Superfast Essex broadband programme to bring superfast broadband to homes and businesses across the county. Watch Super Sam in action and look out for him visiting an area near you. Check if superfast broadband is coming to your area on the Superfast Essex interactive map. Any forthcoming appearances will be added to this page; come and meet him, have your photo taken and learn more about how superfast broadband can benefit your home or business. 

Please note: If you have trouble viewing our Super Sam video below, click the 'YouTube' icon in the bottom right corner to watch it on YouTube.

If Super Sam has upgraded broadband in your area already, remember you won’t be automatically connected. Contact a broadband service provider and ask to switch to fibre broadband.

Super Sam's Digital Challenge with Girlguiding Anglia

As well as helping homes and businesses across the county access superfast broadband, Super Sam is passionate that the new network is used to its full potential once it’s been made available. Not everyone is choosing to go digital and take advantage of the work the Superfast Essex programme has carried out, and Super Sam wants to help us understand why.

In Autumn 2018 Superfast Essex launched Super Sam's Digital Challenge badge in association with Girlguiding Anglia at Chelmsford Library for members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from the Essex counties in the region (Essex North East, Essex South East and Essex West). The badge is designed to help young people, aged five to 18 years, show an older family member or friend the benefits of going online through a series of digitally focused tasks, as well as help build their confidence around introducing the internet into their daily lives. We hope the results will help to highlight some of the barriers people face when accessing the online world. One lucky challenger will also win an Amazon shopping voucher as part of a prize draw at the end of the challenge! Read the full press release here.

You can also view the photos from the launch event at Chelmsford Library on our Facebook page and watch the Girlguiding Anglia video from the launch day on YouTube.

Are you or someone you know a Girlguiding Member in Essex interested in taking on Super Sam's Digital Challenge? Ask your pack leader for more details. You can also view the challenge pack on the Girlguiding Anglia website to see a list of the challenge tasks.

If you are the member of a youth organisation and want to launch a similar challenge with us, Superfast Essex would be excited to work with you - please get in touch with us.

Super Sam with the Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides and Rangers on the Digital Challenge Badge Launch day.

Super Sam's journey so far...

The Superfast Essex superhero has visited a number of libraries and events across the county and he will continue to visit more. Come and meet him, have your photo taken and learn more about how superfast broadband can benefit your home or business. 

Maldon Library, Friday 4th August 2017

View photos of Super Sam's visit to Maldon Library in our Facebook album.

Chelmsford Library, Friday 11th August 2017

View photos of Super Sam's visit to Chelmsford Library in our Facebook album.

Harwich Library, Tuesday 22nd August 2017

View photos of Super Sam's visit to Harwich Library in our Facebook album.

Basildon Library, Friday 25th August 2017

Freeport, Braintree, Saturday 19th November 2016

View full details in our Freeport Braintree leaflet. Braintree.pdf

View photos of Super Sam's day at Freeport in our Facebook album.

Essex Country Show, Barleylands, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016

View full details in our Essex Country Show leaflet. EssexCountryShow.pdf

View photos of Super Sam's super weekend at the Essex Country Show in our Facebook album.

Tendring Hundred Show, Saturday 9th July 2016

View full details in our Tendring Hundred Show leaflet. Tendring leaflet.pdf

View photos of Super Sam and the friends he made at the Tendring Hundred Show in our Facebook album.

Chelmsford City Centre, Saturday 18th June 2016

View full details in our Chelmsford City Centre leaflet. Chelmsford leaflet.pdf

Colchester Town Centre, Saturday 30th April 2016

View full details in our Colchester Town Centre leaflet. Colchester leaflet.pdf