Rural broadband provider County Broadband is on course to increase its workforce five-fold since the start of this year, from 16 to 79 by December and has ambitions to be a major player in the UK tech sector. New roles in technology, finance and community engagement have been created at the firm, based near Colchester, following a £46 million investment by Aviva Investors in 2018 to support its rollout of hyperfast full fibre broadband to rural East Anglia. Dozens of villages have given the go-ahead to have fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks installed with speeds of up to 1,000Mbps. HR manager Lewis Simington said: “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.” Some 25 vacancies were advertised by the firm at the start of October.
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