Colchester Broadband Infrastructure
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, Less than £2m, LGF1
LGF project delivered
Project completion date
A project to deliver Next Generation Access (NGA) fixed wireless broadband (24 Mbps and above, scaling to 1 Gigabyte) to seven key business parks/clusters within Colchester accommodating 482 businesses and 8,196 employees.
The project will address “market failures” and business needs for reliable, high speed and symmetric broadband connectivity which is not available currently from BT’s FTTC programme (branded as “Superfast Essex” in Greater Essex) and which will be more competitive than other operators in the market, so reducing business overhead costs for uncontended higher bandwidth services required by current and emerging enterprise needs and for telephony services.
‘Business class’ broadband
In short, the Project will deliver a “business class” broadband offering – resilient broadband speeds, enhanced coverage – and introduce a competitive technology into an otherwise fixed line-dominated and over-priced marketplace.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.