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Rural Full Fibre ISP County Broadband Helps Colchester Foodbank

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 (4:30 pm) - Score 926
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Some of the staff at UK ISP County Broadband have taken a break from deploying their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, but only so they could raise over £1,000 and donate three large boxes of food to their local Colchester foodbank.

The Essex-based provider partnered with their own suppliers, including companies Battco and Comtec, in support of Colchester Foodbank to raise funds through voluntary donations and internal food collections. The provider’s staff also spent the afternoon packing emergency food parcels for use over the Christmas period and contributed some of their own items including tinned fruit, toiletries and festive treats.

Christmas can be a very difficult period for some of the most vulnerable in society and in Colchester alone it’s estimated that “nearly a third of all children” are in poverty. The Colchester Foodbank claims to have helped over 7,000 people so far during 2019 by providing “three-day, nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels to those who have been referred.”

Anne Barney, Colchester Foodbank Volunteer, said:

“Whilst Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and celebration, for many people across Colchester and Essex it is real struggle. We are very grateful to the team at County Broadband for their support at this busy time of year.

Vital funds to maintain the foodbank and donations of food provide are a real lifeline to those most in need and is only possible through the generous support of the wider community.”

Lloyd Felton, CEO of County Broadband, said:

“Communities are always at the heart of what we do which is why it’s so important for us to help them in any way we can. The support that the dedicated team at Colchester Foodbank offers is essential and we are proud to be supporting them to help those in crisis during the festive season and beyond.

I would like to say a big thank you to our suppliers who donated to our Christmas campaign. This is a great example of what a big difference we can make by working together.”

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7 Responses
  1. Avatar Peter Salisbury says:

    Should be helping their customers with their slow speed full fibre ! Suppose to be fast but clearly struggling to keep up with demand. Back to Sky when they start their full fibre roll out in my village

    1. Avatar Holly says:

      You poor sod! Would you like to swap it for my 4G connection which is all I can get? A whopping 12 down and 4 up?

      No? Didn’t think so!

    2. Avatar Mike says:

      Why provide better service when you can virtue signal?

  2. Avatar Mark says:

    I’ll swap the 4G, no masts upgraded in my area, so 2G EDGE. There’s always someone worse off!

    1. Avatar Mike says:

      Have you tried all 4 operators?

  3. Avatar Chris says:

    Some pretty unempathetic and selfish comments in this thread.

    I think it’s great to see people giving back to their community and helping those who are most in need.
    At the end of the day, there are still many things more important than superfast broadband

  4. Avatar Mark says:

    Yes tried all 4 networks, no three because they don’t have a mast, we is a 2G telegraph pole which is useless, O2 and Vodafone 2G only non upgraded mast two and half miles away, Nimby movement very strong, even stopped green Telecom’s cabinets in some streets, ANOB and conservation area, so we’re getting nothing, even though the area contains hundreds of 1970s and 1980s houses, the town centre contains old houses, so that’s the cop out, we’re all affected.

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