Map for superfast broadband in Oxfordshire published
Oxfordshire County Council announced its contract to increase the roll-out of superfast broadband to 90% of the county last week, and give 2 Mbps or better to the remaining areas, now Cotswold Broadband has found the preliminary coverage map showing which areas should see a superfast broadband service and those parts of the county which will see slower speeds.
The white areas of the map which the council wording says should get speeds of between 2 Mbps and 24 Mbps by the end of 2015 are now those where alternate operators can focus on delivering their own superfast and faster solutions. The big question mark is whether the white (slowest) areas will be seeing just 2 to 3 Mbps from the council project, or will a decent number get speeds in the 5 to 10 Mbps range.
The big caveat and the same applies to all the broadband roll-outs across the UK, until people have gone out on the ground and verified conditions and access to power at a sensible cost and suitable location for new hardware plans are subject to change.