Enter your postcode in the box below.
We’ll tell you if superfast or gigabit-capable broadband is available in your area and whether we’re aware of any broadband suppliers’ plans to provide full fibre in your postcode over the next few years.
The broadband type and speeds available to each individual premise in a postcode can differ. We realise it may seem complicated, but we’ll do our best to tell you about all the options available. It’s then up to you to check for the best deals with comparison websites or direct with suppliers.
We always aim to provide the most up-to-date view of any planned coverage, based on the information we have from broadband suppliers. But please bear in mind that we may not always have full details of all suppliers’ plans and that some of their plans could and do change.
For anyone unable to currently upgrade, or struggling to afford faster broadband, we have some helpful tips about how to increase your current speed and details about social tariffs on our help to get online page.
- In most cases, all properties in a postcode will be upgraded at the same time but there are instances where this may not happen as telecoms infrastructure does not follow postcodes.
- The information for the postcode checker is taken from a variety of different sources, including the last Open Market Review (OMR) Public Consultation in 2020/2021 when commercial providers were invited to submit information about their rollout plans. We do not share detailed information on supplier coverage and plans unless they have given us permission to do so.
- The data for the postcode checker will be updated when we get more information, so come back regularly to check your postcode area.
- Gigabit broadband is predominantly delivered by a full fibre network. Virgin Media O2’s entire network is gigabit-capable although not all currently full fibre. Their existing HFC (hybrid fibre coax) network is due to be upgraded to full fibre by the end of 2022 in Cambridgeshire.
Superfast broadband cabinets at capacity
- High demand for superfast broadband in Cambridgeshire means some fibre cabinets are full up and need extra capacity adding before more people can place orders. If this happens, Openreach will need to add a new connections ‘card’ or even a new cabinet, which may take several months. If this is the case, you will see on the Openreach checker, that there is a “waiting list” for the cabinet you are connected to, which means you won’t be able to order until the additional capacity has been installed.
- Please email Connecting Cambridgeshire if you are unable to order fibre broadband because the cabinet has reached capacity, so that we can report this to Openreach and check progress on the rolling programme to install extra capacity.
- Some premises in a postcode may get less than superfast speeds due to distance from the fibre cabinet or exchange but can still upgrade to faster fibre broadband. The broadband speed you will get also depends upon the line quality and the equipment and wiring within your premises