Broadband in Whittlesey
The area was home to one of the largest lakes in the country until 1851, when extensive draining took place around Whittlesey Mere. Today, Whittlesey is the site of a number of large wind turbines, which already provide power for the nearby McCains Chips centre. To boost the town's digital infrastructure, faster broadband investment is another key target.
Broadband speeds and availability
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The following statistics are compiled from 678 broadband speed tests taken in Whittlesey.
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£10 after 12 mths
£6 after 12 mths
£7.50 after 12 mths
£9.99 after 18 mths
A well-preserved market centre
The Buttercross is Whittlesey's traditional trading centre; the site survived demolition in the 19th century thanks to a local trader, who helped reconstruct the building's roof to save it from irreversible disrepair. The attractive St Mary's Church is one of the town's major landmarks, part of which is more than 500 years old.
Now, the town hosts a number of logistics firms near Station Road and Benwick Road, which include Decker Bus and GCE Hire Fleet, as well as J M transport and Electric Cable Co towards the west of the town centre. To maximise their operational efficiency and expand, these companies all need reliable broadband services to compete in the highly competitive national and global markets.
In regards to internet connections, Whittlesey is generally performing well. Connections in and around West End, Peterborough Road and Eastrea Road vary from around 7Mbps to 20Mbps, with services around East Delph and Church Street achieving similar values.
However, hopefully there will be a trend towards even faster broadband in Whittlesey over the next couple of years.
Logistics firms are not the only reason that Whittlesey requires reliable digital connectivity – there are a number of other businesses here that rely on the internet to market their services to a wider audience. The Nene Washes RSPB Reserve, to the north of the town, attracts bird watchers from across the country and is a great place to spot birds of prey all year round.
Gildenburgh Water Dive Site is recognised as 'the only National Dive Site between Dunfermline and Dover' and it's also the only site to be approved by the Sports Council. Diving here started back in the 1960s and today divers come from across the globe to the lake, which is regarded by many as the best inland diving centre in the UK.
Luckily broadband speeds in Whittlesey are stable enough to benefit businesses such as these, with average speeds of 28Mbps in the town. There are a few areas already benefiting from superfast broadband, with speeds of up to 100Mbps in the Pinewood Avenue area, depending on your internet service provider. However there are still a few low-speed pockets where download speeds could dip to below 2Mbps, in particular near Paradise Lane and in the Elm Park area. It's hoped future upgrades will address these slow spots, bringing broadband up to speed for all residents and businesses in Whittlesey.
Broadband providers and services
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Fibre optic broadband
To check fibre optic broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our fibre optic broadband page.
To check BT Infinity availability in Whittlesey, see our BT Infinity page.
TalkTalk fibre broadband
To check TalkTalk fibre broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our TalkTalk fibre broadband page.
To check Sky broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our Sky broadband page.
Virgin Media cable broadband
To check Virgin cable broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our Virgin Media broadband page.
To check BT broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our BT broadband page.
To check Plusnet broadband availability in Whittlesey, see our Plusnet broadband page.
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