They haven't started delivering residential services in Tendring yet. For clarity, this is the entirety of the information I received from Tendering District Council.
At the moment, Bradfield is not included in the plans for the Essex BDUK programme. However, last week Government allocated another £10.72m to Essex with an aspiration of reaching 95% of properties with fibre. A plan for this money has not yet been agreed, but I would expect that it will be used in the districts, like Tendring, that have a large rural population.
The MLL programme is moving ahead and they have suggested that they should be able to deliver a residential service by this summer. They are just waiting for their backhaul to be connected to Telecom House before they can proceed. They will have a 100mb backhaul in the first instance, with an opportunity to increase this depending on take up, and are working on a 20:1contention ratio.
Their residential packages seem sensibly priced (£15-35/month) and full details are available on their website: www.ourbroadband.co.uk, whilst commercial packages are from £75-125/month for up to 40mb synchronous services.
I am waiting to get details from Micrologic about their packages now that the mast at Horsley Cross has been approved, as they suggest that they can deliver services up to 2gb across the entire District.
Once ECC make any further announcements about how the additional funding will be allocated, I will let you know. Likewise, once I get specific details on the packages and timescales for the Horsley Cross broadband, I will send this though.