More than 1,500 homes were given access to superfast broadband as the first phase of a council-backed project to roll out quicker internet connections went live.
Fibre broadband cabinets were switched on in Coleridge and Queen Edith’s in Cambridge today, allowing residents and businesses to get connections of 24 megabits a second or more.
In Huntingdonshire, parts of Buckden, Offord D’Arcy, St Ives, Grafham and Somersham were upgraded.
Councils and the Government are investing £30 million in the Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which aims to bring connections of at least 24 megabits to communities which would not get superfast internet under BT’s commercial plans.
Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Councillor Martin Curtis, will cut the ribbon on the new Grafham cabinet on behalf of the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme.