Home broadband in Peterborough
Peterborough has excellent home broadband service coverage with a wide choice of providers and even some support for next-generation ultrafast broadband.
Both the main exchange and those on the outskirts of Peterborough have the full range of mass-market broadband services on offer.
Openreach fibre provides a maximum average speed of around 65Mb, and packages are available from various providers, not just BT. Virgin Media can speed along at up to 1Gb in many areas, although unfortunately, this isn't an option in Bainton, Castor, Glinton, Knarr Cross, Newborough Peterborough, Thorney or Wansford. Full-Fibre broadband is also available to around 89% Peterborough, but with much more limited coverage. It's estimated that all properties in the area should have access to full fibre by February 2028.
What is Openreach?
Openreach is the company that maintains the former British Telecom Network used for the majority of broadband and phone services. If a repair or installation is required, it’s Openreach who will send an engineer, not your provider.
More than 650 service providers using the Openreach network. That’s the majority of the UK’s broadband providers. This includes Sky, TalkTalk and BT. The exception to this is Virgin Media - it uses its own, separate cable network.
Basic ADSL broadband should be on offer just about everywhere, but the speeds do drop off the further you get from an exchange. Because of this, those of you at the limit of the line may have a poorer connection. It's best to opt for a fibre broadband product if you can.
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Comparing mobile broadband in Peterborough
4G mobile broadband coverage across Peterborough is reasonably good on all four network operators. In most central locations you should be able to comfortably use it indoors and out, though for some networks the signal is noticeably weaker outside central Peterborough. Peterborough does also have 5G coverage, but this is still relatively new and availability is very limited.
Mobile coverage is always a tricky thing to pin down as it’s dependent on many factors, and it is common to find spots where a service just won’t work despite being comfortably in range of a mast. Click the logos below to use the official network coverage check tools:
Our guide to mobile coverage is recommended reading if you want to find out more about mobile network coverage and connectivity.