Full fibre rollout by County Broadband in rural areas of Essex

The rural parts of Essex Cornish Hall End (near Braintree) will soon be getting benefited with the new roll out of FTTP network by County Broadband. Around 60 homes in the area will get the benefits of such new network which is being helped with an investment of £46m from Aviva Investors.

As of now, the residents in the area are getting connectivity through old ADSL+2 type broadband with around 1-2Mbps speeds from Openreach. They have upgraded one of the cabinets to FTTC/VDSL2, but most of the premises are suffering with slow connectivity. The new network service will be available in Cornish Hall End in the start of May 2019.

The new full fibre FTTP network that is being deployed by County Broadband can offer gigabit based speeds and the prices on their packages start from £39.99 inc. Vat a month on 30 Mbps unlimited symmetrical package for a contract term of 24 months and go upto £74.99 on top tier of 1000Mbps.

The network provider will also be doing their demand led network roll out to other rural areas in East Anglia. Cold Norton (Dengie Peninsula) will be the next one to start in May and to follow on in the areas of Pentlow, Foxearth, Bulmer, Gestingthorpe, Pebmarsh, Stambourne and Wickham St Paul.

CEO of County Broadband – Lloyd Felton said that they feel delighted to welcome Cornish Hall End to bring under their full fibre network which is the first rural area in the county. They will also include other villages in East Anglia.

Braintree District Council’s Councillor Peter Schwier said that he feel delighted that County Broadband is under the work of full fibre roll out to reach important rural areas of Braintree District. The new network will provide full fibre enabled premises with improved speeds and bandwidth and will offer the residents to enjoy the benefits of ultrafast broadband.

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