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Press Release | 15 Jan 2020

Cambridge gets major broadband boost with Vodafone full-fibre service

Cambridge gets major broadband boost with Vodafone full-fibre service

4,500 Cambridge households to have access to the service within the first three months of 2020.

Residents and small businesses in Cambridge are now receiving some of the fastest internet speeds in the UK thanks to Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband.

With speeds of up to 900Mbps, Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband gives users download speeds 20 times faster and upload speeds 150 times faster than the average home broadband connection in the UK. For example, this will allow the whole family to stream their favourite films, play online games or upload videos and photos across multiple devices with almost no time lag or buffering – all at the same time.

Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband is live in Chesterton and Kings Hedges, and will be available in more places in Cambridge as CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure, deploys the full fibre network over the next two years.

The first customer to benefit from Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband service in Cambridge is Matthew Neave from Embassy Lettings & Management. Matthew said: “I’m really excited to be one of the first Vodafone customers to connect to the Gigafast service. I will principally be using the service for my residential lettings business based here in Cambridge. We are 98% paperless and we rely heavily on a fast and reliable broadband service for uploading and downloading large documents. The service will allow me to do this quickly and safely which is imperative for the business.”

Max Taylor, Vodafone UK’s Consumer Director, added: “The introduction of full fibre broadband to Cambridge provides residents, students and the growing number of technology start-ups with ultra-fast and reliable digital connectivity. We are working with our infrastructure partner, CityFibre, to connect up homes across the city with the aim to offer more than 4,500 households access to the service within the first three months of 2020.”

Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s City Manager for Cambridge, said: “Today’s announcement follows a £20m investment from CityFibre to bring a gigabit-capable full fibre network to Cambridge. We are making the city one of the best-connected places in the country. We’ve made huge progress so far, it is tremendous to see the first homes and businesses now reaping the benefits of full fibre and seeing first-hand the difference it can make to their lives.”

Residents in Cambridge can find out more about the Gigafast service, and pre-register, by visiting the Vodafone store located in the Grand Arcade, Cambridge or by going online.

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Notes to editors

  • Customers can choose from three Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre Broadband packages: 100, 500 or 900Mbps, with prices starting at £28 per month.

About Vodafone UK

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of September 2020, we have 5G in 54 locations in the UK and 193 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

In September 2020, leading mobile benchmarking company, umlaut, named Vodafone as London’s best network for 5G. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population. And in October 2020, Vodafone was named Network Provider of the Year by readers of leading technology advice website, Trusted Reviews.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

For more information about Vodafone UK please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk.

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