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£1million investment in better broadband
Published 12/05/14



SOUTH Oxfordshire District Council is to put £1million towards ensuring that superfast broadband reaches residents and businesses across most of the district.

Currently just 53 per cent of properties are able to receive it.

In August 2013 Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with BT and the Government, launched Better Broadband for Oxfordshire, a £25 million programme aiming to ensure that at least 90 per cent of the county will have access to superfast broadband speeds of at least 24mb per second by the end next year.

District councils in Oxfordshire were given the option of making additional funding available to extend the reach.

The £1 million will be match-funded by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK.

Judith Nimmo-Smith, cabinet member for economic development, property and technical services at the district council, said: “We are well aware that many residents and businesses in South Oxfordshire experience slow broadband speeds.

"The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Project really set the ball rolling to address this and will provide a massive boost across the county.

“We were, however, very keen to ensure that we wouldn’t end up leaving small pockets of the community at a disadvantage. Our £1 million investment, together with the BDUK match-funding, extends the reach of superfast broadband in South Oxfordshire that little bit further, making a big difference to many people.”


Published 12/05/14

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