Superfast broadband

The eSussex project, led by East Sussex County Council, was developed to improve digital connectivity for homes and businesses in East Sussex.

The project has delivered three contracts to build new infrastructure (fibre, cables, wires) which enables residents and businesses to buy fibre broadband from their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Connection is not automatic, and users will always have to contact their ISP to arrange a fibre broadband package.

The Government has now centralised ongoing infrastructure development nationally through its ‘Project Gigabit’ programme, which will deliver gigabit capable connections – services that can achieve at least 1,000 megabit (1 gigabit) per second download speed. The nationwide project is led and managed by Building Digital UK (BDUK), an executive agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and not Local Authorities.

Funding has been allocated to BDUK to upgrade connections to properties that are not expected to receive a gigabit capable service from any planned upgrade programmes (such as those funded by commercial investment), or properties that cannot currently access a superfast broadband service of at least 30mbps.

Visit the eSussex website for an online postcode checker to find broadband coverage in your area, voucher schemes and other information:

Contact us

Please view the frequently asked questions on the eSussex website.

If you need more help, please email our Broadband Team.