Epping Forest broadband business breakfast

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We are hosting a free business breakfast to explore the opportunities for growing your business on ultrafast and superfast broadband networks on Tuesday 13 September 2016.

The Epping Forest broadband free business breakfast, sponsored by Gigaclear plc, will be held at Mulberry House, High Ongar from 7am. The event will also be a celebration of the progress that has been made, as part of the Superfast Essex programme, to deliver both superfast and ultrafast (up to 1,000 mbps) fibre broadband networks to our district.

Epping Forest business breakfast flyer 13 September 2016

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Unlimited opportunities for businesses 

Councillor Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Partnerships said: “The Superfast Essex programme is transforming the way our residents and businesses go about their daily lives online.”

“The Rural Challenge fibre broadband project being delivered by Gigaclear is the latest step in that transformation, delivering world class ultrafast broadband speeds and capacity that opens up a world of unlimited opportunities for our businesses to grow and flourish online.”

Helping us to shape the future

Councillor Alan Lion, Epping Forest District Council Portfolio Holder for Technology and Support Services said: “The rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband by Gigaclear in Epping Forest district is helping us to shape the future of broadband provision for many of our rural businesses and residents.”

“Alongside the great strides in broadband coverage being delivered to our district by the other phases of the Superfast Essex programme, this is helping us to establish Epping Forest district as one of the best connected districts not only in Essex but also UK-wide. I am delighted that we are hosting this breakfast event to celebrate this progress and explore the opportunities it offers to businesses.”

Boost your business

With key business-to-business service providers speaking at the breakfast and plenty of time to talk one-to-one with these and other business organisations, the event will be the ideal opportunity to explore how and why you should make the most of fibre broadband to boost your business.

Speakers confirmed for the event include

  • Gigaclear plc
  • Superfast Essex
  • Idnet
  • Fluidata

As well as the keynote speakers the breakfast also represents an excellent opportunity for businesses that deliver digital and web-based services to meet potential customers and network with like-minded businesses.

Don’t delay, book your space today

Attendance and breakfast is free of charge – please register in advance at epping-forest-broadband-business-breakfast.eventbrite.co.uk

Spaces are limited and the event will close for bookings on 4 September 2016. Don’t delay, book your space today.

The address is Mulberry House, Chelmsford Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 9NL – we would be delighted if you could join us for this exciting event that could be the first step towards transforming the way you and your business work.

Superfast Essex

Gigaclear in conjunction with Epping Forest District Council are proud to sponsor the Broadband Business Breakfast. We know first-hand the challenges faced by rural based businesses and how much can be achieved once connected to our network. We are looking forward to enabling more and more businesses in the area flourish and grow with the help our ultrafast network provides.

Superfast Essex is the broadband improvement programme co-ordinated by Essex County Council, working as part of a Government initiative to increase superfast broadband access across the county. The programme is aiming to ensure 95% of Essex homes and businesses can access superfast broadband (speeds of 24Mbps and above) by 2019.

Alongside the main fibre rollout delivered by BT, a pilot project, called the Rural Challenge Project, was set up in Epping Forest district to help bring faster connectivity to some of the more rural remote areas of Epping Forest district. This project, being delivered by Gigaclear, aims to provide more than 4,000 homes and businesses with access to ultrafast broadband (speeds from 50 to 1,000Mbps) by early 2017.

Contact us

For more details contact the Economic Development team at Epping Forest District Council