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 – EAFRD funded contracts with BT and Airband delivering ultrafast broadband to rural Oxfordshire, focused on improving business productivity. Delivery of this project completed August 2022.
  3. GigaHubs Project – focused on connecting public sector buildings with gigabit-capable connectivity.
  4. Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – vouchers available to help cover the cost of installing gigabit-capable connections to eligible rural businesses and residential premises.
  5. Project Gigabit – DCMS funding of up to £114m to extend full fibre coverage to over 68,000 hard-to-reach premises in Oxfordshire & West Berkshire.
  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 (Digital Connectivity Programme Director), Mark Hopping (Voice and Digital Connectivity Programme Manager), Kerry Colston (GigaHubs Programme Manager), Claire Hutchins-Lee (Principal Project Manager – Data Specialist), Anna Miles (Project Manager) and Jack Paviour (Admin Officer). With Tim Spiers (Director of Digital and ICT) as the Executive Director and Councillor Glynis Phillips (Cabinet Member for Corporate Services).