25 March 2022
With access to £100m of private funding to support its national roll out, BeFibre has moved a team of broadband engineers into the area, as the firm prepares to deliver fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connectivity.
Striving to be known as the internet service provider that keeps its promises – and delivers broadband as it should be – BeFibre will offer download and upload speeds up to 13 times faster than the fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) coverage that currently spans the majority of the UK. Such speeds equate to the ability to download a 1-hour TV programme in only 7 seconds, or 500 Spotify songs in 25 seconds, for example.
With the company aiming to reach 80 locations and 1,000,000 premises by 2027, this is significant news for Clacton-on-Sea – a location which has always featured particularly early on the roadmap.
Clacton-on-Sea’s full-fibre network will be planned, built, and operated by BeFibre’s sister company – Digital Infrastructure. Utilising existing ducts without having to dig up the town’s roads, the firm’s strategy is to adopt quicker and less disruptive build methods, to lower roll out costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of the network deployment.
The connectivity will be rolled out in a phased programme, with the first homes ready for service in March, and the build due to be completed at the end of the summer.
Commenting on the roll out, BeFibre’s chief customer and operations officer, Louise Elliott, said: “The market is full of jargon such as superfast, ultrafast, and lightning-fast, but what does it all really mean?
“Think of the ability to upload 100 Instagram photos in 5 seconds or an entire new-release PS5 game in only 14 minutes – all without any connectivity worries when you’re trying to work efficiently from home on a video call.
“These are the connectivity demands that increasingly busy homes and businesses are rightfully placing on their broadband providers – only to usually be met by the buffering ‘wheel of doom’. We’re here to deliver the performance improvements customers are looking for.”
The BeFibre team is already in the area speaking to those residents who will be able to get service in the coming weeks and months.
“It’s important that we have a visible presence in Clacton-on-Sea from an early stage in our broadband roll out – not least because we want to help bust the myths surrounding internet connectivity,” added Louise.
To find out if you can access BeFibre’s full fibre broadband, visit https://be-fibre.co.uk/Clacton-on-Sea and input your postcode.
*All references to how many times faster our broadband service is, depends on you being able to access ‘superfast’ type broadband services of 70Mbps (or less) and selecting one of our packages at the advertised speed. Speeds shown may be affected based on the placement of the router in your property or the device you are using.
Further reference in relation to 13x faster speeds: Ofcom Connected Nations Update – Summer 2021