Home broadband deals in Cambridge
Cambridge has access to a wide variety of broadband services.
Fibre optic broadband using the Openreach network and delivered over a standard telephone line is available up to an average of approximately 65Mb from ISPs such as Sky, TalkTalk, EE and BT. CityFibre, the UK's largest independent full fibre platform has laid full fibre cables through Cambridge as part of its £26m plan to future-proof the city's digital connectivity. And there's also the option of fibre up to 1Gb using the Virgin Media network.
If you want a broadband and TV package you can choose from Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and BT, but remember that without a high-speed unlimited broadband connection, streaming HD video may not work very well.
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What does ADSL mean?
ADSL stands for ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’. It’s broadband technology that allows the transfer data across regular telephone lines. You can make calls at the same time as being connected to the internet.
An ADSL line will, at minimum, allow for a broadband connection of up to 8Mb. These days, that’s pretty slow and won’t allow you to do much other than emailing or basic web searches.
ADSL2+ is now available at nearly all exchanges across the UK with slightly faster data transfer rates of around 10-11Mb.
Comparing mobile broadband in Cambridge
All four mobile network operators report good coverage of central Cambridge and much of the surrounding area too.
Three, EE, O2, and Vodafone all provide 4G signal in at least the central locations, with only some outlying patches which may struggle when indoors. Coverage extends out to areas such as Trumpington, Newmarket and Huntingdon. Although still limited, there's a growing level of 5G connectivity in Cambridge from all four networks.
You should always check coverage in your area before purchasing a mobile service. As well as the network’s own coverage check tools (which you can access by clicking the logos below), ask friends and family for their experiences.