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.
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The following statistics are compiled from 3228 broadband speed tests taken in Peterborough.
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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
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Fibre optic broadband
To check fibre optic broadband availability in Peterborough, see our fibre optic broadband page.
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.
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.
To check BT broadband availability in Peterborough, see our BT broadband page.
To check Plusnet broadband availability in Peterborough, see our Plusnet broadband page.
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