FULL-FIBRE broadband speeds are available for rural north Essex residents following the construction of a multi-million pound network.

County Broadband has finished work to connect Eight Ash Green, Aldham and Dale Close in Stanway to its gigabit capable network.

Speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps are now available in these areas, 18 times faster than the UK average.

Stanway ward councillor Lesley Scott-Boutell said: “I’m delighted that County Broadband addressed residents’ concerns about the outdated broadband in Dale Close and now have got Hyperfast broadband, especially in these unprecedented times when families have been in lockdown. This has been a lifeline for them.”

County Broadband is continuing high-speed network work to reach more rural properties in north Essex.

Visit www.countybroadband.co.uk.