Superfast Essex

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Great news! Our ultrafast fibre broadband is coming soon. Gigaclear is working with Essex County Council’s Superfast Essex programme to expand its ultrafast broadband network and improve broadband speeds across the county of Essex. Work began in Epping Forest District under the pilot Superfast Essex Rural Challenge Project in December 2015. Under this project a new, ultrafast, fibre-to-the-premises broadband network is being delivered to more than 4,000 properties across 18 different parishes in the Project area, providing access to broadband speeds from 50Mbps up to 1000Mbps – yes that’s 1000Mbps!

Now Gigaclear has signed two further contracts with Essex County Council to expand ultrafast broadband in two additional project areas in Essex, known as ‘Lots’, under Phase 3 of the Superfast Essex programme. They are as follows:

Lot 1 – Uttlesford District

This project will reach more than 4,600 properties in the Uttlesford District. Work is expected to start later in 2017 and finish by May December 2019.

Lot 2 – Central North (including parts of Braintree, Colchester and Chelmsford)

This project will reach more than 3,700 properties spread across communities in Braintree District, Colchester Borough and Chelmsford City. Work is expected to start later in 2017 and finish by March December 2019.

If your address is not part of the Rural Challenge Project area, or planned for an upgrade by Gigaclear as part of the Superfast Essex programme, you may be due for an upgrade by another network operator under another phase of the Superfast Essex programme. Find out more about Superfast Essex, part of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, at www.superfastessex.org

Thank you for your interest in Gigaclear and the Rural Challenge Project.