Full Fibre

Fibre-to-the-Premise or Full Fibre, provides a Fibre Optic Connection all the way from the telephone exchange to your premise, whereas traditional fibre broadband (FTTC) is a Fibre connection to your local on-street cabinet, then a Copper connection from the cabinet to your property. FTTP is a 100% Fibre connection, which offers lightning speeds and improves the performance of your internet connection. If you’re in an FTTP enabled area, you can benefit from connection speeds of up to 1000mbps. However, not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can offer this service, so you may be informed by yours that this is unavailable. If your provider does not offer this service, you may need to consider changing providers if you wish to access the increased speeds.

  • Businesses in Rural Oxfordshire (BiRO) -  BT and Airband were awarded contracts under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), funded to collectively deliver full-fibre broadband to nearly 1,000 businesses in the most rural parts of the county. Delivery completed August 2022.
  • GigaHubs Project - The Digital Infrastructure Team at Oxfordshire County Council has secured funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for a project to install full fibre broadband infrastructure to a range of public service sites in Oxfordshire. This is under the DCMS initiative known as ‘GigaHubs.
  • Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) - DCMS runs a voucher scheme offering business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK, additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a community project. (Please note: Please note the voucher scheme closed to new scheme applications in April 2022. Since this date, BDUK launched a new scheme in December 2022. However, voucher schemes in Oxfordshire are paused pending completion Project Gigabit Procurement activities. Where possible, we will provide further updates as, and when, more information is available.

  • 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.