RESIDENTS and businesses in Southend are set to benefit from increased broadband coverage.

CityFibre is improving network and gigabit-speed broadband services across the town by installing new cables.

The Eastwood Park and Progress Road industrial areas already have access to the improved coverage.

Rochford and Southend East MP James Duddridge met up with workers in Whittingham Avenue to get an update on their progress.

He said: “I am sure those who have had to work from home over the last few months will know all too well the importance of being able to access fast broadband speeds.

“This project will put our town at the forefront of the digital revolution, and I am pleased to see it is progressing well.”