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Rural Full Fibre ISP County Broadband Grows Work Force to 79

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 (1:34 pm) - Score 899

UK ISP County Broadband, which is being fuelled by £46m from Aviva to help it deploy a new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has seen its local workforce soar from 16 to 60 since the start of 2019 and they expect to hit 79 before the year is out.

The provider recently began their demand-led (i.e. requires interest from 30% of premises in each community) rollout around rural Essex (here), as well as the Diss and Thetford areas of South West Norfolk, although they also expect to reach into parts of Cambridgeshire.

At present around 50 villages are in their initial build plan until Q2 2020 (reaching c.15,000 total homes passed) and the latest aim is to cover a total of 40,000 premises by the end of 2020. Most of their initial villages are in the Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree areas.

Lewis Simington, CB’s Human Resources Manager, said:

“It’s fantastic to be part of a rapidly-expanding team and compared to even six months ago, we’re unrecognisable.

With the current economic uncertainty, it’s reassuring and a huge boost to the local economy to be part of firm on an exciting growth journey, delivering an important new service to local communities.

We have just launched a seven-year business plan and 2020 will be the year when we really start coming into our own.

I think the ambition is to become a major player, both in the region and in the national technology sector – flying the flag for Essex and the East of England. We are realistic about where we are now but we do have big plans for the future.”

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5 Responses
  1. Avatar Jon Williamson

    These people should be called Cowboy Broadband ! their workmanship is so poor and the quality of connection isnt anything like they promise

  2. Avatar chris conder

    Great news, flying the flag for altnets everywhere. Good luck to Lloyd and all the County Broadband team. Going where the bigger telcos fear to tread. JFDI.

  3. Avatar chris conder

    yes fastman, if the telcos could do the hard bits there would be no need for altnets. shirley?

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