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Superfast Essex Project Gets New Website and Postcode Checker

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 (1:18 pm) - Score 2,286
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The £25 million Superfast Essex project, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 87% of local homes and businesses by the end of summer 2016, has launched a revamped site that now includes a postcode based availability checker. But precise details of the roll-out are still extremely thin.

Otherwise there’s not a lot else to say, although Essex County Council has already produced a map which highlights its priority areas for upgrade (here) and we’re anticipating the first major list of upgrade locations to be released in the very near future.

The first premises are currently expected to be upgraded by June 2014 and previous updates have indicated that the initial areas will probably include the Harlow Enterprise Zone alongside parts of Boxted, Myland and St Andrews.

Never the less the contract for Essex was signed in August 2013 and progress updates on this project have been practically zero since September last year, which is extremely poor. Most Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) projects have been a lot more active than this.

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