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Wireless ISP County Broadband Helped by £200K from Colchester Council

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 (9:29 am) - Score 2,225
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Wireless ISP County Broadband has secured £200,000 worth of funding from the Colchester Borough Council and the new investment will be used to help serve local businesses, but sadly not homes, with access to superfast broadband speeds of greater than 30Mbps (Megabits per second).

The investment forms part of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SE LEP) recently allocated £442 million Local Growth Deal, although building of the new network isn’t expected to begin until early (Q1) 2015.

Jim Leask, CBC’s Senior Enterprise Officer, said (here):

Colchester Borough Council has been working to deliver truly superfast with County Broadband, our local business partner. The bid sees the borough council co-investing with County Broadband, using this welcome Government grant, to make a step change for local businesses in accessing the internet at lower cost than otherwise, supporting their growth and building their workforces. This forms a key element of the borough’s economic growth strategy and brings 21st century benefits to Colchester’s business community.”

Last year the Diocese of Chelmsford also selected County Broadband to help fill in some of the Internet slowspots and notspots around Essex (England) by allowing them to build a new 32Mbps (Megabits per second) capable network via local churches (here).

The new network is designed to complement the regional Essex Superfast Broadband Project with BT and Broadband Delivery UK. Credits to Thinkbroadband for spotting this development.

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  1. Avatar Bill

    Well done Lloyd and the team 🙂

    This doesn’t sound a lot of money in “BDUK” terms but the bang per buck will be far greater than that fiasco.

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