Discounted Broadband Deals for Essex
Social tariffs offered by broadband providers could help low-income households in Essex to stay digitally connected.
14:26 15 May 2023
Essex's local council is encouraging low-income households to reach out to their broadband providers to check if they are eligible for a social broadband tariff.
Amidst record-high living costs, many broadband providers are currently offering social tariffs to allow low-income households to stay digitally connected.
Eligible residents could save up to £144 a year on their broadband bills by using their Universal Credit or other benefits.
Cllr Louise McKinlay, Essex County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community, Equality, Partnerships and Performance, said: "Essex County Council wants to help more people get online. We’ll be publicising the low-cost broadband deals to encourage people who could benefit from them, to sign up."
Cllr Julie Young, Colchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said: “We have a duty to support and signpost our residents towards schemes that can help reduce their bills.
“Having a fast and reliable broadband connection is essential in this day and age, and so it is vital that residents who are struggling the most do not miss out on the better deals that are available.”