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First BDUK cabinets go live in Cambridgeshire
Monday 25 November 2013 11:39:33 by Andrew Ferguson

While it would be nice to be announcing hundreds of cabinets going live today, we will have to make do with around ten cabinets across Cambridgeshire that mark the start of real tangible delivery of better broadband in Cambridgeshire.

The Cambridgeshire BDUK project has the aim of getting a fibre based service to 98% of premises in the County by the end of 2015 and the ability to order at some locations today means that the comments about first areas going live before the end of 2013 made in March 2013 have come true.

Postcodes in Grafham, Cambridgeshire and which are likely to be superfast via new cabinet
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As with other cabinets there is to be a minor celebration and it is believed that this will be in Grafham today. The map above shows the location of where we believe the cabinet will be, which is in a nice central location for residents and businesses in Grafham. Each dot represents a postcode, and the area shown is around 3.6km by 3km, green dots being those likely to get a superfast (30 Mbps or faster) service, and yellow a lesser (2 Mbps to 24 Mbps). Brick Barn Cottages which is one of the more distant postcodes, is likely to get a speed in the 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps region. The improvement in speeds is very significant as the area had a theoretical speed of around 2.6 Mbps using exchange based technologies.

Update 5:30pm We have taken a look at the number of premises in each postcode, and for the area shown in our map, there is 223 premises. 180 of these we estimate as getting a speed over 30 Mbps, interestingly the bulk of the slower premises are in a single postcode PE28 0BB (looks to be a collection of holiday homes), and at approximately 1km from the cabinet we would estimate a speed around 24 Mbps.


Posted by themanstan over 3 years ago
Interesting yellow dot out in the sea...
Posted by themanstan over 3 years ago
I mean lake...
Posted by WWWombat over 3 years ago
Do we have an idea about how many properties are covered here, and how many are within the green postcodes?
Posted by themanstan over 3 years ago

1500 homes within the areas upgraded.
Posted by adslmax over 3 years ago
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
@wwwombat I do know I believe, but busy plotting Warwickshire.

On the yellow dot, a bad point in the OS postcode data I guess.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
Further to my update

78 premises at 60 Mbps or faster
120 at 40 Mbps to 60
3 at 30 Mbps to 40
37 at 24 Mbps or faster
Posted by WWWombat over 3 years ago
That's not bad coverage for an isolated village, and a single cabinet. I bet they wish it was so easily repeated throughout the country.

I wonder if this is a typical ratio of property:postcode for villages. 240 properties and nearly 50 postcodes.
Posted by fibrebroadband over 3 years ago
As a Broadband Champion in Cambridegeshire, I have started a photo and video diary for developments in the project:
Posted by WWWombat over 3 years ago
Grafham Village tweet: RT @GrafhamVillage: So far, 24 households (10% of the entire village) have signed up for super fast in less than a week @ConnectingCambs
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