10 June 2022
Essex County Council (ECC) is driving forward plans for Essex to become a digital-first county, with a four-year strategy to boost digital connections and tackle digital exclusion.
10 May 2022
In the report, Essex County Council is recognised as a local authority that is already committed to investing in improving digital connectivity.
22 April 2021
Essex is on its way to becoming one of the best-connected counties in the country, thanks to the roll out of ultrafast, full fibre broadband.
18 March 2021
A vital survey to establish the future broadband needs of residents and businesses has been launched by Essex County Council.
14 October 2019
Hundreds of homes and businesses in Braintree District now have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world as the first two Gigaclear cabinets in the district are now live.
01 August 2019
Full fibre broadband is on its way for several thousand more homes and businesses in Essex as a result of a new phase of the Superfast Essex programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
29 January 2018
The Superfast Essex broadband programme has reached a new high, enabling 100,000 homes and businesses to access superfast broadband.
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.
20 October 2017
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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).
30 June 2017
New £24 million investment announced
23 December 2016
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06 July 2016
Multi million pound partnership has made new technology available to an additional 65,000 homes and businesses three months early
15 June 2016
Villagers connected to high-speed broadband using radio waves
13 June 2016
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
26 January 2015
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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.
16 June 2014
First new green fibre broadband cabinets officially launched this week
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.
26 September 2013
Essex County Council has published initial details outlining where superfast broadband will boost connections across the county.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 March 2013
Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford to be transformed into flexible working space for local businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.