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 – The new EAFRD 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), Tamar Bowley (Senior Marketing & Comms. Lead) and Jack Paviour (Admin Officer) with Tim Spiers (Director of Digital and ICT) as the Executive Director and Councillor Ian Corkin, Cabinet Member for Council Business & Partnerships.