Broadband Update

Superfast Essex is a broadband improvement programme run by Essex County Council. It is part of the Government’s national Superfast Broadband programme.

The programme aims to make superfast broadband available to as much of Essex as possible. The term ‘superfast’ refers to broadband download speeds of 30 megabits-per-second (Mbps) and above.

The programme is funded by Essex County Council, the Government and the network operators working on each contract. There have also been funding contributions from local councils towards some phases of work.

More information about the programme can be found at


BT Openreach, Gigaclear and County Broadband are the providers in our area and depending on where you live, you will have a specific provider offering you a superfast broadband service. To check the status of the superfast broadband delivery at your address please use the Postcode checkers on the provider websites below: