Oxfordshire is one of the most connected counties in the UK. With close ties to our two universities and the business community we are innovating our way to the future. The Digital Infrastructure Programme is bringing cutting edge connectivity to Oxfordshire. Led by Oxfordshire County Council we're partnering with local enterprises, city and district councils to bring Full Fibre, 4G/5G across the county. You can find out more about the individual projects from the menus on the right hand side.
What is a smart county?
The Digital Infrastructure Team have produced the vision for a ‘Smart County,’ which includes the digital aspects required for the residents and businesses of Oxfordshire. This vision encompasses a holistic view of present and future requirements and includes for example, the Internet of Things, 5G, Full-Fibre and being able to Work from Home; these are just some of the digital aspects to initiate a ‘Smart County.’ Oxfordshire also has innovation at the forefront with the Harwell Research Centre and Culham Science Centre.
Did you know?
The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire (BBFO) programme has enabled over 90,000 premises to receive access to Superfast Broadband. Among these premises, the programme has brought this connectivity to over 100 churches, 120+ schools, 170+ village halls & 190+ farms, plus many more.
Social Tariffs are Broadband and mobile deals offered by various suppliers to eligible households, who are in need of financial support with their broadband or phone services.
Oxfordshire County Council is working with Neos Networks to connect schools, GP Practices, Fire Stations, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Community Centres, Village Halls and Museums with gigabit capable fibre.
How the programme has benefitted our residents
The programme has connected over 100,000 premises in the County with over 80% using the new services.
The below testimonials highlight just a fraction of the benefits the programme has brought to communities across Oxfordshire.