Oxfordshire signs BDUK contract with BT
The contract between Oxfordshire County Council and the BT has been signed and over the next two and a half years it should see a further 67,000 homes and businesses benefit from being connected to FTTC based service.
The project is worth some £25 million, with £4m from the BDUK, £10m from the council and £11m from BT. With the aim of the project to deliver broadband at speeds of over 24 Mbps to 90% of the premises in the county, extending the current commercial footprint which sits at around 60%.
The press release describes the remaining 10% as comprising of isolated rural pockets, which while missing out on the fastest speeds will see improvements to ensure a minimum speed of 2 Mbps, sufficient for email and government forms.