Welwyn and Hatfield Local Broadband

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Local Broadband availability

The bottom line is that Hatfield is pretty well covered but the North of Welwyn Garden City is far more sketchy with Knebworth Area “Coming Soon” but in the North East and North West areas there are “No Current Plans” Please see Map below.

You can go to http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/  and type in postcodes to check out the current status also for “Coming Soon” you can get a twitter link to keep you informed of progress.

BT Broadband Installation plans AL7
BT Broadband Installation plans AL7


AO Accepting Orders. CS Coming soon, you can download a pdf of exchanges from this site

FE Future Exchanges. UE Under Evaluation. NC No Current plans

Once you have identified availability you can investigate who supplies which packages on


Sam Knows


Remember to check with Virgin Media also.



4 Responses

  1. Chris Pomroy
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    Checked my broadband speed last night for AL6 0AJ – less than 7Mb download and 1Mb upload.
    Quite frankly appalling

    • admin
      | Reply

      Chris hi,
      Very Frustrating, and I agree simply not good enough.
      Not Good enough for our Childrens’ Education, and it puts you at a real disadvantage in business.

      The Bottom line is that BT are responsible for this.

      If you wanted to get together some signatories, I can try to get something in the Local Press. That might get BT to act to make the problem go away.


  2. Adam
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    7mb download? thats a luxury, in Welham Green we get 1mb download on a good day. No exaggeration, it’s like dial-up round here and I’m trying to run a business. It’s embarrassing.

    • admin
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      Adam hi,

      Very difficult to run a Graphics business on 1Mb I would think. What is the phone reception like in Welham Green? I have 4G on my Samsung Note3, and using that as a port using the tethering functionality I can get around 20Mb download speeds, wherever I can get a signal. I know Samsung are about to bring their prices down soon. My package with unlimited texts calls and Data, costs about £30 a month. Available from Carphone Warehouse in the Howard Centre WGC. Both of whom, provide a great service and help us with our activities. Blatant Back Scratching.

      I hope that helps, and good luck with your business.


      Nick Brown

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