Thousands Across Cambridgeshire Miss Out on Faster Broadband, Says Openreach

A significant portion of households and businesses in Cambridgeshire are still missing out on the benefits of faster broadband, despite the availability of Openreach’s Full Fibre network to over 70,000 premises in the region.

Latest statistics reveal that approximately one in three homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire that can upgrade to Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband have done so, with the network offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps) through providers like BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and Zen. However, in specific areas like St Ives and St Neots, this figure plummets to just one in ten.

Kasam Hussain, Openreach’s regional director for the Midlands, stressed the importance of taking action to upgrade, saying that fast and reliable Full Fibre broadband can have a significant impact on people’s daily lives. He emphasized that upgrades don’t happen automatically and that residents in areas like St Ives and St Neots need to contact their broadband service provider to take advantage of this opportunity.

Dr. Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, acknowledged the significance of digital connectivity, emphasizing its role in empowering communities and businesses to face current and future challenges. He encouraged residents and businesses across the county, especially those in St Ives and St Neots, to explore the advantages of upgrading to gigabit broadband.

Jonny Rae

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