Broadband Update December 2017
A big boost in superfast broadband coverage has been secured for Tendring District under a new multi million pound contract with BT Group as part of the Superfast Essex programme. The £9million contract signed by Essex County Council and BT Group will ensure superfast speeds of 30Mbps and above are made available to an extra 5,400 homes and businesses in the district by March 2020.
The public funding includes a contribution of £250,000 from Tendring District Council, matched by a new grant from the UK Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, with the remainder of the public investment provided by Essex County Council from project savings. Work will start in late 2018 and will take place in parallel to existing fibre broadband rollout plans by Superfast Essex. The additional coverage will lift superfast broadband availability in Tendring District to more than 98% by early 2020, making the area one of the best-served Districts in Essex.
To find out if your property is due to be upgraded as part of the Superfast Essex programme’s rollout plans, check the Superfast Essex interactive map which displays address level information: www.superfastessex.org/maps
Anyone not currently due for an upgrade can register their demand for faster broadband by completing the Make the Connection Survey: www.superfastessex.org/registerdemand
For more information, please contact the Economic Development and Regeneration Team at the Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadband Delivery (BDUK) is the team within the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport responsible for the national Superfast Britain programme. Superfast Essex is one of more than 40 regional broadband programmes contributing to the national programme.
The Government wants the UK to have the best superfast broadband in Europe by 2017, so Tendring District Council is working with its partners to make sure our residents and businesses don't miss out on these opportunities.
Several exchanges within Tendring were upgraded to fibre broadband by BT including:
Clacton (including parts of Jaywick and Holland on Sea),
Frinton (including Walton, Great Holland, Kirby Cross and Kirby Le Soken),
Manningtree (including Mistley and parts of Lawford) and
Wivenhoe (including Alresford and Elmstead Market).
If you live within one of these areas it is worth checking your property on BT's speed checker to see if superfast broadband is available in your home or business. If it is, you can contact your communications provider to upgrade your service.
The Superfast Essex website is full of useful information about their programme to roll out Superfast broadband across the county. There is an FAQ section as well as the aforementioned postcode checker for residents and businesses to determine whether their property is going to be upgraded. Go to the Superfast Essex website to find out more about the programme.