The Superfast Essex programme has given its interactive map a refresh to make it easier to identify where superfast broadband is currently available or planned. We've reduced the number of colours and labels and it's now possible to view the map full screen.
The areas where superfast broadband is available now appear pink, and the areas where work is planned appear green. The areas which are currently not due to be covered by our fibre rollout are shown as blue. Click on the map to view the pop-up box and full programme status details for your postcode and view the full map key here.
The good news is the pink areas are growing as we're moving ever closer towards the end of our first phase of delivery with BT. We're on track to finish early so we can then look to get started with the work we have planned for Phase 2. Listen out for more news on this next month!
The Rural Challenge Project in Epping Forest
District is continuing to progress well.
Approximately 900 homes and businesses within and around the Bobbingworth,
Fyfield and Norton Heath areas now have a new fibre connection point installed
at the boundary of their property, of which nearly 800 are live and
ready to access ultrafast pure fibre broadband.
Residents and businesses within the Epping Forest District were
invited to test out the 1Gbps internet speeds being deployed using their own
devices, at a Demonstration Day held at Fyfield Village Hall, on
Saturday 16 April. Another Demo Day is being planned for those unable to
attend. Keep an eye on the Gigaclear 'Events' page and
the Superfast Essex 'Events'
Also in April, a Q&A event was held at Toot Hill village hall
to answer residents' queries. Similar community events are being planned for
Stapleford Tawney, The Lavers and Hastingwood. Again, Check the Gigaclear
'Events' page for details.
Meet our new superhero - Super Sam!
Super Sam is working with Superfast Essex to bring superfast
broadband to as many homes and businesses as possible. Throughout this year,
Super Sam will be visiting five different locations across the county to
highlight where the Superfast Essex programme has upgraded the broadband
network to fibre so far. He'll also be reminding everyone what
they need to do to get up to speed.
We'll be spreading word of Super Sam's whereabouts
throughout his journey to let people know where he'll be, including writing to
local schools in each area Sam visits, and sending out posters and
leaflets - so look out for information in an area near you.
Find out more about Super Sam’s journey across Essex and
watch him in action at: www.superfastessex.org/supersam.
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