World class connectivity is essential if Colchester is to realise its ambition of providing high-quality jobs for its growing population. Propelling Colchester Town Centre to be one of the best connected places in the country and with the aspiration to extend Ultra Fast Broadband further in 2017, it will act as a vital building block for future investment and regeneration.



in Colchester Town Centre will shortly benefit from Colchester Borough Council’s work with the private sector.

 County Broadband, one of the leading, smaller, independent fibre network operators, is taking on the management of Colchester’s Town Centre network.

 The network will be available to all service providers to roll out ultrafast broadband connectivity offering speeds unavailable until now.

The network will be based on pure fibre technology and will propel Colchester Town Centre forward to one of the very best connected places in the UK. Subscribing businesses will enjoy speeds higher than 99% of those available across the UK and 89% across the EU.

 The new service will be available at the Creative Business Centre from its opening, and will become a cornerstone of future business investment in the Town Centre. The Council aspires to expand the ultrafast network to other key regeneration and economic growth zones during 2016/17, particularly the key Northern Gateway development zone adjacent to the A12.

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