Rivenhall celebrates superfast broadband installation

Villagers now receive up to 70 megabytes per second

Villagers now receive up to 70 megabytes per second

First published in News

Residents in Rivenhall are celebrating getting up to speed after the first homes were connected to new superfast broadband cables installed last month.

The village was one of the first communities in the county to benefit from the rollout of superfast broadband when a live fibre cabinet was unveiled in June.

Peter Hope, of Rivenhall End computer company Speedy Broadband, said homeowners who have signed up to a superfast service are now enjoying speeds of up to 70 megabytes per second.

Mr Hope said: “It will certainly be of great benefit to those who find the current speed almost unusable because of multiple users in the house.”

The launch of the broadband cabinet in Church Road, near the junction with Rickstones Road, was supported by Braintree Council, Rivenhall Parish Council, and Rivenhall CofE Primary School.

Howard Bills, vice chairman of Rivenhall parish council, said: “A lot of people are working from home now and it is going to make a huge difference to them.

“And young people use the internet all the time for their studies.”

Essex County Council is leading a £24.6 million programme in partnership with BT to make fibre broadband available to more than 87% of premises in the county by the end of summer 2016.

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3:57pm Tue 15 Jul 14

anoneemouse says...

Slightly inaccurate: "The village was one of the first communities in the county to benefit from the rollout of superfast broadband when a live fibre cabinet was unveiled in June.". FTTC has been available in various places, including Braintree for over 2 years now. I think this is more like one of the first place to benefit from the BDUK money that is helping BT to win the contracts to the more rural communities.
Slightly inaccurate: "The village was one of the first communities in the county to benefit from the rollout of superfast broadband when a live fibre cabinet was unveiled in June.". FTTC has been available in various places, including Braintree for over 2 years now. I think this is more like one of the first place to benefit from the BDUK money that is helping BT to win the contracts to the more rural communities. anoneemouse
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4:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

As usual the Brainless and Witless can't get it right: the speed to which they refer is for download only and is not 70 megabytes per second (MB) but seventy megabits (Mb): that's an order of eight lower (8.75 megabytes per second).
As usual the Brainless and Witless can't get it right: the speed to which they refer is for download only and is not 70 megabytes per second (MB) but seventy megabits (Mb): that's an order of eight lower (8.75 megabytes per second). /@|_|@\
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4:40pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Caddy2735 says...

Stubbs lane Braintree soon? Maybe? When? Cabinet at end of lane has been saying fibre enabled for ages but told by BT not available.
Stubbs lane Braintree soon? Maybe? When? Cabinet at end of lane has been saying fibre enabled for ages but told by BT not available. Caddy2735
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5:38pm Tue 15 Jul 14

pierre-pierre says...

Near Notley High School, can have fiber, but this is fast enough for me

Today 17:34 10777 kbps (1.35MB/s) 565 kbps (70.6kB/s)
Jun 12, 17:58 13615 kbps (1.7MB/s) 883 kbps (110kB/s)
Near Notley High School, can have fiber, but this is fast enough for me Today 17:34 10777 kbps (1.35MB/s) 565 kbps (70.6kB/s) Jun 12, 17:58 13615 kbps (1.7MB/s) 883 kbps (110kB/s) pierre-pierre
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