About the Programme

The Digital Infrastructure Programme consists of six projects:

  1. Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Programme – contract now completed enabling over 80,000 premises to access superfast broadband
  2. Businesses in Rural Oxfordshire – new Defra funded contracts with BT and Airband delivering ultrafast broadband to rural Oxfordshire, focused on improving business productivity
  3. Rural Gigabit Connectivity Hub Site procurement – focussed on connecting public sector buildings with gigabit capable connectivity
  4. Rural Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme – this now has an Oxfordshire top-up to enable eligible premises to claim up to £7,000 to connect with gigabit capable connectivity
  5. Gigabit Oxford – an Oxford City specific Public Sector Hub Site procurement enabling gigabit connectivity to Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council buildings in the city
  6. Mobile coverage – focused on improving 3G and 4G coverage, and the rollout of 5G across the county


The Digital Infrastructure Programme is run by Craig Bower (Programme Director), Mark Hopping (Programme Manager), Claire Hutchins-Lee (Project Manager – Data Specialist), Anna Miles (Project Manager) and Tamar Bowley (Senior Marketing & Comms. Lead) with Susan Halliwell (Director for Planning & Place) as the Executive Sponsor and Councillor Ian Corkin, Cabinet Member for Council Business & Partnerships.