Commercial operators

If you’ve been directed to this page it’s likely a fibre 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 broadband service for your premises, please visit the links below. If you're on a mobile device, please swipe across to view the entire table and its contents.

If you've been directed to this page from the Essex Design Guide, it's likely you may be after information for developers. You can find this information further down on this page. We are constantly updating this page with updates and information from commercial operators.

Operator Website Email Phone Speeds offered Network details Areas in Essex served ISPs available on network

BeFibre Logo 0330 088 83 83 Up to 900Mbps

The full fibre network will be planned, built, and operated by BeFibre’s sister company – Digital Infrastructure. Utilising existing ducts without having to dig up the town’s roads, the firm’s strategy is to adopt quicker and less disruptive build methods, to lower roll out costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of the network deployment.

BeFibre operate across 80 locations. In Essex we serve Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Clacton-On-Sea and Ingatestone.


CityFibre logo 0800 083 6160 Gigabit speed and futureproof broadband, ethernet and 5G services

CityFibre operate the UK’s largest and finest independent full fibre platform.

Benfleet, Billericay, Canvey, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea, Rayleigh, Rochford – more to be announced

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. Please check your postcode by visiting We are currently building a Common Wholesale Platform, with three 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


Hyperoptic Logo 0333 332 1111 50Mb to 1000Mb Hyperoptic is a full fibre network operator and ISP with over 900,000 homes passed. Basildon, Braintree, Brenwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring & Thurrock. Hyperoptic


Lightspeed Logo 01775 830 830 1 Gbps  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.  LightSpeed


Lit Fibre Logo 0330 460 4610 Up to 1Gbps Lit Fibre are building 10Gbps full fibre networks across the UK. Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea Lit Fibre
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

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

Information for developers

If you are a developer looking for an operator to roll out gigabit-capable broadband to a new development, the operators below have let us know that they have developer offers on installing broadband.

Operator Website Site offering Contact details
Openreach Logo


Openreach new site offering Developer portal
Hyperoptic Logo Hyperoptic new build offering New build request form
Virgin Media O2 Logo


Virgin Media new build handbook Site request form

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 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 for residents

The operators’ responses to the OMR are commercially sensitive, therefore Superfast Essex cannot publish which operator serves your property on the interactive map. You will need to contact each of the operators listed to see if your address is in their plans for a broadband upgrade, or if a service is already available to you.

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