Ultrafast broadband at the Northern Gateway
We’re bringing brand-new, gigabit broadband connectivity to the borough.
We want to ensure that every new home and business across the Northern Gateway is installed with gigabit broadband and a multi-service provider television and telephony service, ready to activate on the day new residents move in.
Since work began in March, the core network and the building of two data distribution facilities at Colchester Town Hall and Colchester Northern Gateway, which link to the UK’s high capacity data link at London’s Docklands, has been completed. Over the next five years a further 90 km of network will be laid across the borough to enable around 25,000 more customers to get connected.
We’ve seen how the coronavirus crisis has underlined the importance for many of being able to work from home with reliable connectivity, and Colchester will receive a world-class infrastructure as a result of this project.
The work is being made possible thanks to a £3.3 million investment from the Government’s Local Full Fibre Network Fund (LFFN) and is part of a package of £13.5 million Government and private investment to help provide gigabit broadband across Colchester. This will ensure that Colchester becomes one of the best-provisioned towns in the country, helping to assist the economic recovery that will be so vital over coming years.