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Broadband in Hertford

The county town of Hertfordshire, Hertford is a prosperous commuter location with a strong local identity, shaped by its high concentration of independent businesses. But how well are companies and residents connected when it comes to broadband technology? Find out in our guide to broadband in Hertford.

One of the most famous former residents was the explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, who was a student at Hertford Grammar School. Wallace was a pioneer of the theory of evolution – pre-empting Darwin in some key respects. But how well evolved are the local broadband connections? To support the demand for internet services, there has been a long campaign for investment in faster broadband – read on to find out more.

Broadband speeds and availability

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Broadband statistics

The following statistics are compiled from 200 broadband speed tests taken in Hertford.

16Mbps
Average
download speed
2Mbps
Average
upload speed
91Mbps
Fastest
download speed

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Commuter town with a long royal heritage

A castle was constructed at the settlement shortly after the Norman invasion, which accommodated members of Royal Family for around three centuries before the building was grated to the Earldom of Salisbury, after which it fell into disrepair. Hertford became a much more populous town in the 19th century, when fast railway links to London made it increasingly popular with families.

Important employers in Hertford include Royal Sun Alliance, Which Magazine and Hertfordshire County Council. Near the outskirts of the town is the University of Hertfordshire’s Bayfordbury Observatory, which is one of the most important observatories in the UK, used by students of mathematics, physics and, of course astronomy.

Evidently, like all communities, to stay well connected in the 21st century, students, businesses and residents alike need access to reliable broadband in Hertford and many streets are already able to access fast internet services in the town.

Speeds around Bengeo, Welwyn Road, North Road and near Gascoyne Way are as fast as 20Mbps or more, although slower services of 3Mbps to 7Mbps do occur near Ware Road and Hertingfordbury Road. With projections for a significant population boom in the wider county, hopefully more people in Hertford will have access to superfast broadband services in the next few years.

Broadband providers and services

To find out more about the broadband services available in your area, see our options below.

Fibre optic broadband

To check fibre optic broadband availability in Hertford, see our fibre optic broadband page.

BT Infinity

To check BT Infinity availability in Hertford, see our BT Infinity page.

TalkTalk fibre broadband

To check TalkTalk fibre broadband availability in Hertford, see our TalkTalk fibre broadband page.

Sky broadband

To check Sky broadband availability in Hertford, see our Sky broadband page.

Virgin Media cable broadband

To check Virgin cable broadband availability in Hertford, see our Virgin Media broadband page.

BT broadband

To check BT broadband availability in Hertford, see our BT broadband page.

Plusnet broadband

To check Plusnet broadband availability in Hertford, see our Plusnet broadband page.

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