Home  ›  Local  ›  Broadband  ›  Cambridgeshire
Peterborough has undergone extensive development since its designation as a New Town in the 1960s, bringing economic prosperity to the city. Plans for superfast broadband may soon do the same for its digital economy. Read on for the lowdown on Broadband in Peterborough.

Peterborough’s impressive Norman cathedral is testament to its historic significance, but its modern economy really marks it out as a city to watch. Home to a number of national businesses including British Sugar and the Norwich & Peterborough building society, plans for superfast broadband in Peterborough could encourage more high-tech businesses to take up residence here.

Broadband speeds and availability

Use our Ofcom-approved comparison calculator to find out what your broadband options are in Peterborough, including providers, packages and speeds.

Check broadband in your area

Your information is safe with us. We won't share your postcode with anyone. See our privacy policy.

Best broadband deals in Peterborough

To find the best broadband deals in Peterborough click here or simply enter your postcode into the box above and we'll check which providers and deals are available in your area.

Best broadband deals →

Broadband statistics

The following statistics are compiled from 3549 broadband speed tests taken in Peterborough.

download speed
upload speed
download speed

Cheap Local Broadband Deals

From brick making to fibre-optic excellence

The area that is now Peterborough has been settled since the Bronze Age, evidence of which can be seen at the famous Flag Fen excavation site just outside the city, which has uncovered some extraordinarily well preserved remains of our most ancient ancestors. In 1967 Peterborough was designated as a New Town to facilitate planned growth, in order for the city to accommodate population overspill from London, 75 miles to the South.

But Peterborough was determined not to turn into ‘just another dormitory town’ for the capital, and has worked hard to develop its own, unique identity. It has undergone extensive development, and Peterborough’s traditional brick manufacturing industry has been complemented by a broad array of different sectors including freight distribution, financial services and digital marketing.

Retail is also important, and the Queensgate indoor shopping centre draws those looking for some serious retail therapy from around the region to the city. All of this modern development has put a considerable demand on the broadband infrastructure, and Peterborough is currently quite well connected with a good level of service throughout the city.

While coverage across the city is generally very good, with most users getting speeds of 10Mbps to 15Mbps, there are some slower spots in outlying areas such as Newark, Fengate, Paston, Werrington and Dogsthorpe. Local authorities hope to rectify with the ‘Connecting Cambridgeshire’ campaign to bring superfast (25Mbps+) broadband to Peterborough and the rest of the county.

So far 15,000 people in the area have registered their interest, and it is hoped that sufficient demand will be demonstrated to win a share of the government’s Urban Broadband Fund.

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 Peterborough, see our fibre optic broadband page.

BT Infinity

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

TalkTalk fibre broadband

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

Sky broadband

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

Virgin Media cable broadband

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

BT broadband

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

Plusnet broadband

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

Places within Peterborough

Leave your comment

We will never share your email address and it will not be displayed.

Your name
Notify me of replies by email

Why do we need your postcode?

Once you enter your postcode, Cable.co.uk will perform a live lookup and check all the available providers in your area.

This ensures you receive accurate information on the availability of providers and packages in your area.

Your information is safe with us. We won't share your postcode with anyone. Guaranteed.