Essex County Council Broadband Survey & BDUK Public Review

Get Your Address In Future Superfast Essex Plans

Over the last few years the Superfast Essex programme has already made a big difference, with one in every six addresses across the county able to access superfast broadband as a result of our work.

We are now working with the UK Gigabit programme to plan our next steps and how we support the deployment of gigabit-capable networks. To do this, we are asking for your help in order to validate the information given to us by the commercial broadband networks.

If you are an Essex (including Southend and Thurrock) business or resident, please complete the Essex County Council Broadband Survey.

This survey is running from Thursday 18th March 2021, 9am until Monday May 3rd 2021, 9am (this has been extended from the original closing date of Monday 19th April 2021). Find out how we use your information and protect your privacy.

To identify if you're in an operator's plans for gigabit-capable broadband, we have developed a new map. You can access this here: Gigabit-Capable Map.

We would be grateful if businesses and residents could complete the Essex County Council Broadband Survey, and also ask friends and neighbours to do the same. This survey complements the BDUK Public Review mentioned below and includes a box at the bottom for any specific comments you may wish to make.

If you are a commercial network operator, please respond to the BDUK Public Review.

BDUK Launches Public Review in Essex

Building Digital UK (BDUK) has today - Thursday 18th March 2021 - launched a Public Review in Essex.

Having asked broadband networks operators for their current coverage and plans at the end of 2020, BDUK is offering the public a further opportunity to comment and potentially correct the information collected regarding gigabit-capable broadband across Essex (including Southend and Thurrock).

The consultation closes on Monday May 3rd 2021, 9am (this has been extended from the original closing date of Monday 19th April 2021) and is part of the wider UK Gigabit Programme announced by the government, with the target of reaching a minimum of 85% gigabit-capable coverage by 2025 with and an ambition to get as close to 100% as possible soon after.

For further information and details on how to respond to the BDUK Public Review for Essex, please visit the BDUK website.