SUPER Sam, Essex’s newest superhero, was given a warm welcome when he arrived in the county for the first time, visiting Colchester to raise awareness of the work which has happened so far to upgrade broadband services in the area.

This was the first of five visits Super Sam will be making as he travels across Essex throughout this year. His mission is to champion superfast broadband on behalf of Superfast Essex, the county’s broadband improvement programme co-ordinated by Essex County Council, and highlight where superfast broadband is available.

In Colchester town centre on Saturday, April 30, Super Sam met around 4,000 people, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about superfast broadband in their area.

Super Sam and his team are bringing increased broadband speeds capable of 24Mbps and above to many rural communities. Super Sam said: “It was such a great day and I met so many wonderful people and had my photo taken with them.

“I wanted to make sure that the people of Colchester knew how to get connected now the new technology is becoming available.” At least 40 cabinets in 11 different exchange areas in the Colchester borough have been upgraded to fibre already.

The full list of live cabinets is available at: