Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock, meets council leaders, telecoms providers, tech businesses and broadband champions at the Connecting Cambridgeshire Conference to celebrate the county's progress towards 99% coverage

More than 95% of premises across the county can now upgrade to superfast speeds of 24Mbps+ . Across Cambridgeshire almost 50% of households and businesses now have fibre broadband, one of the highest take-up rates in the country.

The Connecting Cambridgeshire partnership programme, led by Cambridgeshire County Council, has already exceeded the government’s national target of reaching 95% superfast broadband coverage by the end of 2017. It is now aiming for over 99% superfast coverage by the end of 2020, as part of an ambitious digital connectivity strategy.

The milestone achievement has won praise from the Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock, who highlighted the success of the superfast broadband rollout across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The minister also commented that the county’s future ambitions for digital connectivity are ‘ahead of the pack’.

The Minister was speaking at Connecting Cambridgeshire’s ‘Connected Futures’ Conference on Friday 3 November, held at the cutting-edge Bradfield Centre, Cambridge. The conference brought together leaders, telecoms providers, and tech experts, with broadband champions and business people, to highlight the importance of digital connectivity and ambitions for the area.

  • Visit the Connecting Cambridgeshire website to view our new film showing the impact that superfast broadband is having on the lives of householders and businesses across the county.

  • Use the new postcode checker to check current or planned superfast broadband coverage in your postcode area, and find out how to upgrade.

  • If you have a query about superfast broadband coverage, contact the Connecting Cambridgeshire team at Connecting.Cambridgeshire@cambridgeshire.gov.uk with your full address, postcode and landline number.