Broadband in Cumbernauld
Cumbernauld is located at the highest point on the Scottish Central Belt. This location seemed to fit well when the idea was presented to help the massive housing shortage Glasgow was dealing with after World War II, however as the town has evolved there has become more of a need for better digital connections.
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The following statistics are compiled from 390 broadband speed tests taken in Cumbernauld.
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The new outlook includes better broadband internet
While most people assume that Cumbernauld is a modern-day creation, the town's ancestry goes all the way back to Roman times. Its origins are as a small settlement close to the Antonine Wall, the northernmost boundary of the Roman Empire.
The town was built up during the Norman period complete with Motte and Bailey style castle (the remains of the motte can still be seen today). However, it is as a 'new town' that Cumbernauld gained fame, although planning of the town was seen by some as unimaginative, and the result of an urgent need for housing after the Second World War.
However Cumbernauld is today undergoing a revival that is bringing out its best elements. Whether that includes good digital connectivity though, is open to debate.
Residents have been venting their frustration for years about the lack of good quality, high-speed internet in the town and although there have been announcements of numerous upgrades to the exchanges, areas like Westerwood are still dealing with slow spots.
Those who have broadband in Cumbernauld are still unhappy with the low speeds and many people are raising the issue with their local politicians to try and encourage more improvements.
There seems to be a north/south divide in the town, with properties south of the M80 getting good to excellent speeds, while those in the north are still struggling with speeds as low as less than 1Mbps.The areas that have been hit the hardest by slow spots are the areas around the M80 and Eastfield Road.
These areas are receiving speeds of no more than 2Mbps, something that has caused concern and irritation among residents. Hopefully, future upgrades of exchanges serving properties to the north of the M80 will ensure that the town’s digital connectivity is no longer a ‘tale of two cities’ and that some level of parity is achieved.
Broadband providers and services
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Fibre optic broadband
To check fibre optic broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our fibre optic broadband page.
To check BT Infinity availability in Cumbernauld, see our BT Infinity page.
TalkTalk fibre broadband
To check TalkTalk fibre broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our TalkTalk fibre broadband page.
To check Sky broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our Sky broadband page.
Virgin Media cable broadband
To check Virgin cable broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our Virgin Media broadband page.
To check BT broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our BT broadband page.
To check Plusnet broadband availability in Cumbernauld, see our Plusnet broadband page.
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