Broadband in Spaldwick

Full-fibre gigabit broadband arrived in Spaldwick in August 2021, completing our 18-year broadband journey to better broadband. For information or help with your broadband, please contact Jason Patel. His email is me@jasonpatel.co.uk.

We were one of the first rural villages in the UK to get standard ADSL broadband, in July 2004, following a successful local demand registration scheme. Following a subsequent local village registration campaign, Spaldwick was one of the first rural villages in the UK to get ‘superfast’ fibre broadband, and received significant national attention. Fibre broadband was switched on in July 2014, and take-up in the village quickly exceeded 80% – with one of the highest take-ups in Cambridgeshire and the UK. The ultimate broadband technology – called Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) – arrived in August 2021. It offers improved reliability and connection speeds up to 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps).

FTTP installations have already commenced in Spaldwick! View our gallery of photos. Below shows an installation taking place at Red House:

To understand what happens in a typical FTTP installation, view the following guide:

What’s Involved in an Openreach FTTP Full-Fibre Broadband Installation?  |  Increase Broadband Speed

 

Here’s a recent speed test result from Spaldwick. These speeds are available to each and every household in Spaldwick, irrespective of their location in the village. As well as substantial improvements in download and upload speeds, FTTP delivers notably reduced latency – ideal for online gamers!

Speed test

 

Please note that you can order FTTP services from a range of service providers including TalkTalk. To confirm you can order FTTP, enter your postcode and address on the BT Wholesale checker:

BT Broadband Availability Checker

You will get a result like the following:

Broadband checker

Under ‘Featured Products’ the following will be listed:

WBC FTTP Up to 1000 Downstream Line Rate (Mbps)

Near the bottom of the sheet, it will say, “FTTP is available and a new ONT may be ordered”.

Here is the very latest FTTP pricing for a number of popular broadband providers (as of August 2021):

FTTP pricing

Please note that Plusnet and Vodafone do not currently offer FTTP services.

FTTP providers

Fibre Cable Fed Through - Ivy Way (2 Mar 2021)

Read Mark Heath’s Questions and Answers page about full-fibre broadband (updated August 2021 with updated pricing):

FTTP Questions and Answers (FAQs) For an Openreach Community Partnership

 

New pole installed in preparation for FTTP (7 July 2021)

Other pages you may be interested in:
Spaldwick information  |  Spaldwick News magazine  |  Spaldwick photos