Oxfordshire hits superfast broadband target early

Over 95 per cent of Oxfordshire premises are now able to get superfast broadband, with more than 73,000 households and businesses to connect to superfast broadband speeds.

New figures, released by the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire (BBfO) partnership, show that take-up of the technology by local households and businesses is among the highest in the country, with more than 50 per cent of those reached by the roll-out already opting for an upgrade.

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme aims to make superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of the country by the end of the year.

David Bartholomew, cabinet member for Finance at the council, said: “Reaching these important milestones in the run-up to Christmas and ahead of schedule is a terrific achievement and shows our commitment to make this important service available to as many parts of Oxfordshire as quickly as possible. We’re using a combination of technologies and co-funding solutions to ensure residents and businesses in even the smallest, most remote parts of our county have access to fast broadband.”

BBfO is a partnership between Oxfordshire County Council, BT Group and BDUK.

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