Commercial operators

If you’ve been directed to this page it’s likely a superfast broadband service is available or is planned for your premises from one of the commercial broadband network operators listed below. If work to your address is commercial, this means it is funded privately by the operator and is therefore not part of the Superfast Essex programme.

To discover which operator can provide a superfast broadband service for your premises please visit the links below. If on a mobile device, please swipe across to view the entire table and its contents.

Operator Website Email Phone Speeds Offered Network Details Areas In Essex Served ISPs Available On Network

County Broadband Logo 01376 562002 Up to 1 Gbps Internet Service provider building and operating full fibre networks across Essex and East Anglia, based in Colchester Networks in Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring, and Uttlesford.  But please check your postcode by visiting We are currently building a Common Wholesale Platform, with 3 other Internet providers, to enable all national ISPs to sell over our networks.

Essex Wifi 01376 587930 Up to 1 Gbps Essex based & local fixed wireless company, part of a larger group which operates nationwide North, mid, south east Essex EssexWiFI

Gigaclear Logo 03708 637 606 Up to 900 Mbps UK's largest rural FTTP network based in Abingdon.  Uttlesford District, Epping Forest District, Braintree District, Colchester Borough

Glide Logo 0345 5911 311 Up to 1 Gbps AltNet provider based in the Midlands servicing the UK and beyond Basildon and Essex south Glide


Lightspeed Logo 01775 830 830 1 Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps)  LightSpeed are bringing full fibre gigabit broadband to homes and businesses in the East of England, including South Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.  Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Maldon, Witham, Braintree, Halstead, Harwich and Manningtree.
Openreach Logo N/A Up to 1 Gbps We're a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group and our customers are the 650+ communications providers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses. Countywide FTTP providers (
Virgin Media Logo N/A 0345 454 1111

Up to 1 Gbps.

All Virgin Media customers will be able to access speeds of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2021

We have 47 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone. Our own fixed network currently passes 15.5 million premises alongside a mobile network that covers 99% of the nation’s population with 4G, and almost 200 towns and cities with 5G services. Large areas of Essex including Chelmsford, Canvey, Billericay, Basildon, Wickford, Southend-on-Sea, Grays, Tilbury Virgin Media
Voneus Broadband Logo 0800 007 3377 30-50 Mbps Superfast broadband powered by Fibre. Chelmsford, Braintree, Epping, Burnham on Crouch, Wivenhoe, West Mersea, Tiptree, Langley, West Bergholt Voneus Broadband
VX Fibre Logo


N/A N/A Up to 1 Gbps


VX Fiber is a Swedish technology company – a digital infrastructure specialist, with more than 20 years’ experience building and operating full fibre FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) open access networks globally.


Colchester LILA Connect

How have we identified these operators?

As part of an Open Market Review (OMR) held in January 2021, Superfast Essex asked all broadband network operators to inform us where superfast broadband coverage is available or planned in Essex.

During the OMR process and subsequent consultations, commercial broadband network operators responded and made us aware of their coverage.

Commercial operators have three years to deploy their commercial plans as stated to Superfast Essex in their OMR submission. Unfortunately, Superfast Essex has very little sway on the prioritisation of the planned rollout.

Should any commercial operator plans change, Superfast Essex will seek to make the property eligible for inclusion in the programme's future rollout plans.

Further information

The operators’ responses to the OMR are commercially sensitive, therefore Superfast Essex cannot publish which operator serves your property on the interactive map.

If you are struggling to identify which of the above operators are able to provide a service to your premise please contact Superfast Essex via our online contact form.

Please remember, nobody is automatically connected when superfast broadband becomes available. You will need to contact a service provider and ask to buy a broadband service.