Superfast fibre now available to 62,500
The rollout of superfast broadband in Essex has now reached a further 10,000 homes and businesses across the county since our last Programme Update was issued in November and work remains on schedule. It means around 85% of the county now has access to speeds of 24Mbps and above, with it set to increase to 87% by this summer.
We are in the process of updating the Superfast Essex interactive map to show the latest rollout progress, and hope to have the latest version live by the end of this month.
You can also check if your cabinet has been fibre-enabled by checking our live cabinet list on our website which is updated every Friday. The same page also provides a link for you to be able to check which cabinet serves your address if you do not already know.
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Don't forget - nobody is automatically connected to superfast broadband when fibre becomes available, you need to ask your provider to switch to fibre, or buy a fibre service!
First Rural Challenge Project customers connected to new Gigaclear network
Business workshops and digital toolkit
Superfast Essex is holding a series of digital workshops to help businesses to stay ahead of competitors and promote themselves online.
The four workshops, being held in the coming weeks in partnership with Eastern Enterprise Hub, will aim to help businesses make the most of superfast broadband connectivity when it arrives together with a host of information now available in an online digital toolkit on the Superfast Essex website.
The toolkit includes a case study film highlighting the benefits superfast broadband has had on a number of Essex businesses, a Digital Health Check, and some downloadable fast tips.
Find out more and register to attend one of our business workshops through the 'Digital toolkit' page on the Superfast Essex website.
In case you haven't already heard, Superfast Essex and UK Government have launched a Satellite Broadband Scheme to help those with no or slow broadband connectivity access a basic broadband service. Full details including eligibility criteria, instructions on how the scheme works and how to apply, and FAQs are all available at www.superfastessex.org/satellite.