Connecting Cambridgeshire is rolling out superfast (and faster) broadband access to as many homes and businesses as possible that could not get it otherwise.
Combined with commercial provision, the superfast broadband rollout has already reached over 98% of homes and businesses, which is above the national average, with plans to reach over 99% coverage.
The superfast broadband rollout is continuing with a further phase to fill remaining gaps in coverage – using the latest fibre to the premise (FTTP) technology to bring gigabit-capable connections through a combination of commercial and public investment
Take up of faster broadband has been among the highest in the country – now over 70% with growing demand for gigabit-capable full fibre, offering future proof speeds of up to 1000Mbps.
The higher speeds are not automatic when your area goes live – you need to upgrade to a fibre broadband package with your chosen Internet Service Provider to enjoy the benefits.
You can also register your contact details to be updated when superfast broadband goes live in your area.
Once you have upgraded to superfast broadband, if you are not happy with the speeds, find they vary, or have problems with the service dropping out, you need to take this up with your Internet Service Provider first.
Some broadband problems can be caused by internal wiring. One of our long-standing broadband champions has provided some useful tips to help improve your broadband speeds on his website here: www.increasebroadbandspeed.co.uk/tips-speed-up-broadband
There are a number of options if you can’t get superfast broadband yet or are looking for higher speeds.
Find out more on our Getting Superfast page.
Faster Internet connections are having a huge impact on communities, allowing people to work flexibly, be entertained, keep in touch, and access public services wherever they are. Read the latest broadband stories here.