Witchford Village

New campaign to highlight Broadband 'NotSpots'

Posted on: Mar 19, 2016
Posted in: parish-council news

Cambridgeshire County Council has launched a campaign to gather information about local areas where broadband reception is poor, slow or even non-existent.

Led by Cambridge Ahead business group, the campaign is calling on all residents, employees, students and businesses to help identify ‘notspots’ (areas of no or low connectivity) by becoming a #CambsNotspotter. 


The project will show where mobile phone signals, Wi-Fi and broadband access are poor, then encourage providers to take action to improve them.


Efforts are being focused with specific providers so to be a #CambsNotspotter, all you have to do is:

  1. Participate! Download the ‘OpenSignal’ App from Google Play / App Store and get involved in identifying where there is limited mobile coverage
  2. Log in! Make use of free Wi-Fi in public buildings and open spaces in and around Cambridge by selecting ‘CambWifi’ and ‘the_cloud’ Wi-Fi networks on your device
  3. Check your strength!  Run an independent broadband speed test for your household or small business broadband at www.thinkbroadband.com/CambsNotspotter

The initiative supports the work of Connecting Cambridgeshire superfast broadband rollout, providing free public Wi-Fi with the University of Cambridge, and making smart use of technology to tackle city challenges as part of the Greater Cambridge City Deal.


Find out more at www.cambridgeahead.co.uk/CambsNotspotter

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