Speedy broadband may reach more of Maldon

Essex County Council wrote to councils asking for expressions of interest

Essex County Council wrote to councils asking for expressions of interest

First published in Local News

Speedy internet may be reaching the area, as councillors expressed an interest in making a financial contribution to get wider delivery of Superfast Broadband.

Essex County Council wrote to councils county-wide in May asking for expressions of interest and whether councils might make funds available to expand the superfast infrastructure programme.

For 95% of Maldon to be connected to superfast broadband, it would cost £738,509.

Maldon district council would pay £90,994 towards the cost, with ECC paying the rest.

Currently only 36.2% of Maldon is reached by superfast broadband, in comparison with Harlow and Southend, where 90% is covered.

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10:17am Tue 12 Aug 14

Opsiomath says...

I think judging by MDC's past actions, 'May' is the key word in this article

And even then we'll be behind all the other 'SuperFast' areas who put their hands up when first asked AND when it comes around it'll still only be 20-24 Mpbs - While areas like York and Cambridge enjoy One Gig

Too little, too late
I think judging by MDC's past actions, 'May' is the key word in this article And even then we'll be behind all the other 'SuperFast' areas who put their hands up when first asked AND when it comes around it'll still only be 20-24 Mpbs - While areas like York and Cambridge enjoy One Gig Too little, too late Opsiomath
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