Cambridgeshire set to have the country’s best broadband coverage by the end of 2015

Cambs County Council

Cambs County Council - Credit: Archant

CONNECTING Cambridgeshire has welcomed the support for the superfast broadband programme from MP Steve Barclay together with the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard.

Cambridgeshire County Council has signed a contract with BT that means businesses and communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will have some of the best fibre broadband coverage in the country by the end of 2015.

Overall, 98 per cent of homes and businesses across the county can expect to have access to fibre-based broadband by the end of 2015.

More than 24,000 homes and businesses across the county supported the Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign during 2012 - making it the largest of its kind in the country.

Active campaigning has now closed, but people can still register their interest in the programme on the Connecting Cambridgeshire website at

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Noelle Godfrey, Connecting Cambridgeshire programme director, said: “We are keen to hear from communities and businesses in Fenland to show where there is demand for better broadband.

“We particularly want to hear from people interested in becoming broadband champions for their area, as well as householders and businesses that will benefit from better broadband.”

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Connecting Cambridgeshire is working with Openreach, BT’s local network business, on planning the roll-out, which will require a substantial re-design of the network across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

This large-scale project will involve upgrading more than 100 telephone exchanges and installing many more new cabinets across the county.

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