Epping Forest benefits from an increase in super-fast broadband with Gigaclear
The Rural Challenge project will cost £ 7.5million and is expected to reach rural areas northeast of Epping Forest including Moreton, Bobbingworth, Stapleford Tawney, Ongar, Theydon Mount and High Laver.
The new project is funded by the government, Essex County Council, Epping and Gigaclear Forest District Council. Work is expected to start in November and connections will be reestablished in some areas a month later.
Epping Forest broadband users will have the option to upgrade to some of the fastest speeds in the UK – up to 1GB, although Gigaclear also offers a standard 50MB plan.
Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: “I am delighted to hear that even more people and businesses in Epping Forest will now benefit from this project with Gigaclear as part of our commitment. to ensure that 95% of the UK has access to ultra-fast. speeds by 2017. “
Gigaclear Managing Director Matthew Hare added, “Once connected, customers of this all-fiber-based network will benefit from a transformed Internet, work, communication, entertainment and gaming experience.
“Every member of a household or business can have enough broadband capacity to do what they want online when they want, saving time and reducing frustration.
The Rural Challenge is part of a larger, ultra-rapid deployment project in the region, which aims to bring speeds of 24MB or more to 116,000 homes and businesses across Essex by 2020.
Source: Harlow’s Star
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