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Essex County Council seeks help to deliver Superfast broadband

Matteo Natalucci Published 17 October 2017

The council wants 99% of all fixed addresses in the county to have access to superfast broadband by 2021


Essex County Council is looking to appoint one or more partners to deliver phase 4a of its Superfast Essex broadband programme.

Superfast Essex is part of the UK national broadband initiative overseen by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Superfast Essex is working to extend superfast broadband coverage across Essex to more than 144,000 homes and businesses by December 2019 under its Phase 2 and Phase 3 rollout plans.

The project’s phase 4 aims to ensure that over 99% of all fixed addresses in the county have access to superfast broadband.

Essex County Council wants to complete the rollout by December 2021.

The project is funded by a mixture of previous phases’ implementation savings, subsidy clawback from existing delivery contracts, new funding from Essex districts and new grant funding.  

This procurement is split into three lots comprising Epping Forest District, Basildon District and Braintree District.

The contract has a length of 120 months with an estimated total value of Phase 4a across all three lots is between £2m and £5.5m.

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