Superfast broadband plans for whole of Harlow

News / Sat 5th Oct 2013 at 08:29am

ESSEX County Council has published initial details outlining where superfast broadband will boost connections across the county.


The details published today are based on early modelling using information such as ECC’s demand registration survey where over 10,000 individuals and businesses reported on their connection speeds.

BT will now carry out surveys, network design and planning to develop an implementation plan for the next two-and-a-half years, meaning some areas may see the benefits of a superfast Essex earlier than scheduled in the maps.

Essex County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Infrastructure, said: “Electronic connections are just as important for families and the Essex economy as our road and rail infrastructure. It’s crucial that BT has as much information as possible to help them formulate the plan of action for Essex over the next couple of years. We’ve published our early plans to show where we think work will conclude and when, but that will be built on by the survey work BT will start this month. We’ll push hard so that by 2016 around 90% of Essex premises will have superfast coverage and virtually everywhere will be able to access good quality broadband thanks to this partnership between ECC, government and BT.”

Essex County Council has produced map which highlights its priority areas for upgrade. This has been sent to all Essex MPs and is also available at www.superfastessex.org.

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1 Comment for Superfast broadband plans for whole of Harlow:

Lee Dangerfield
2013-10-05 10:43:17

Ecc have spoke about this for 4 years and its still no nearer. I wouldn't expect this to happen in the short term in the way it's taken this long to get to this point.

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