ESSEX: Important Message from EDA17 Sponsor Superfast Broadband

Are you getting superfast broadband?

The Superfast Essex programme is due to launch a public consultation on Monday 31st July to run during August 2017 to reassess availability of superfast broadband to inform any future broadband work in the county.

Full details and a link to respond will be published at: www.superfastessex.org/whatshappeningnext.

We need you to check the current State Aid broadband status for your address on our interactive State Aid map on this page and provide feedback with evidence if you disagree with the current classification shown.

Details about the type of evidence required and instructions about how to obtain this will be detailed in the public consultation feedback form.

We also welcome feedback confirming the broadband status shown on the map is correct. We will accept responses from Parish/Town Councils on behalf of communities.

You will still need to provide an address to complete the form; please then specify in the comments boxes provided if your consultation response applies to a full community or multiple addresses, and please include a list of the addresses in your response.  If we require further clarification after we receive your response we will contact you.

Please note the map being consulted on will be used to decide whether properties are eligible for public subsidy in the future. This is different to the interactive rollout map which is separate to this consultation. The outcome of this consultation will form the basis for directing future investment by Essex County Council to improve broadband access, with the ambition to ensure everyone in the county has a superfast connection by 2021 at the latest.

Feedback on the consultation must only be submitted via the online public consultation feedback form available on the ‘What’s happening next?’ page at: www.superfastessex.org/whatshappeningnext.

Residents in areas with poor connectivity are encouraged to take the time to visit libraries or use workplace computers to complete their feedback, as the team would like to hear from them in particular. Unfortunately, due to the volume of responses expected and the need to process them quickly, Superfast Essex is unable to offer the option of hard copy correspondence.