The government has announced details for the rollout of high-speed broadband in Essex, but the scheme will only reach 87 per cent of premises.
It aims to provide the remaining 13 per cent of homes with connections of at least two Mbps, which is still significantly lower than the 11.5 Mbps average for the county.
The project will be carried out by BT and is set to cost £24.6 million, it is expected to be complete by summer 2016.
While the fact the government is working to improve connectivity in Essex is good news, the fact 13 per cent of residents do not stand to receive high-speed services is a concern.
Much of the county is rural and households in these areas may be the most likely to miss out.
Posted by Mark Wynn