What's happening next?

As well as moving forward with existing planned work, we’re continuing to look at options for what can be done next.

It’s our long-term goal to make fibre broadband available to as many homes and businesses as possible, but right now we don't have enough funding to reach everyone. We’re continuing to explore ways to raise more funds so we can do more work. 

In the meantime, we aim to keep our information as up to date as possible, so we know which areas need to be included in future plans if and when further funding becomes available. Some of the information we receive is from commercial operators, whose plans sometimes change. This is due to network build plans being updated, or improvements made to the quality of the operator's own data.

Other options

Some people don’t have access to fibre broadband and are not currently included in future plans either. If this is the case for you, we recommend you explore what other options may be available. Here are some you could try:

Future plans

Under State Aid law, Superfast Essex is only allowed to invest funding where there is ‘market failure’. This means where there is no superfast or ultrafast coverage available and no plans exist to roll it out within the next three years.

Each time we plan a new phase of work we review broadband coverage to identify areas of market failure which are eligible for investment. Go to our State Aid page to find out more and view the latest version of our State Aid map.

We’ll share any further plans confirmed under the Superfast Essex programme on this page.