Help make Cambridge a hyper-connected city
How to join in
A new crowdsourcing initiative is asking local people to gather vital data to help plug gaps (aka ‘notspots’) in fixed and mobile coverage across Cambridgeshire.
Led by the business and academic group Cambridge Ahead, the campaign is calling on all residents, employees, students and businesses to help identify the ‘not spot’ 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.
We are focussing our efforts with specific providers so to be a #CambsNotspotter, all you have to do is:
- Participate! Download the App from Google Play / App Store and get involved in identifying where there is limited mobile network coverage. Find out more
- 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. Find out more
- Check your speed! Run an independent broadband speed test for your household or small business broadband. Find out more
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.
We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and where to go to for more information.
Why are Cambridge Ahead doing this?
What is the Coverage Area for #CambsNotspotter?
What is the Scope of the campaign?
What specific actions will the Cambridge Ahead Connecting Cambridge Group take?
How is mobile technology enabling new working arrangements?
How can I find out more about OpenSignal?
A note on privacy
A note on data quota
The success of this campaign will depend on how many of Cambridgeshire residents and employees take part. As such we want to provide all of the materials to everyone so that you can promote this to your business, communities, groups, family and friends!
Please feel free to download the tools that you need and keep up to date with our latest news page or on Twitter using #CambsNotspotter
#CambsNotspotter A5 flyer (RGB) (CMYK for print)
#CambsNotspotter A4 poster (RGB) (CMYK for print)
#CambsNotspotter logos (jpegs, 4 variants) (v1) (v2) (v3) (v4)
#CambsNotspotter logo usage guide
#CambsNotspotter Press Release
#CambsNotspotter standard paragraphs (for use in magazines and campaigns)
#CambsNotspotter social media content (for use in campaigns)
#CambsNotspotter area map
If you require the full press pack which includes additional items such as the logos in other formats plus Word docs of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)