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Post: Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Team, Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

Telephone: 01865 792422 


Regulatory Bodies:

  • BDUK - Broadband Delivery UK is responsible for the Rural Broadband Programme at a national level. It is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • INCA - Independent Networks Co-operative Association
  • Ofcom - communications regulator in the UK for TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors; fixed-line telecoms, mobiles and postal services and airwaves over which wireless devices operate


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Broadband Schemes:

  • Better Basic Broadband - subsidised broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a service with a download speed of at least 2Mbps and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout
  • Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme - Launched in March 2018 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The £67m scheme offers businesses and residences full fibre broadband connections and the most reliable speeds available

  • Superfast Broadband Connection Scheme - Government's voucher scheme ran from December 2013 until October 2015. Oxford City Council were awarded £3.1million to help SMEs gain access to high speed, superfast broadband


Broadband Availability - Postcode Checker: 

  • Availability Checker - external website on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire home page‚Äč
  • Broadband Compare UK - 'Compare the Best Broadband Deals!'
  • BT DSL Checker - for those with a BT landline; provides information on which cabinet you are connected to and indicative connections speeds
  • BT Products & Services - ‘Which broadband packages are available in your area?’
  • Gigaclear - ‘Can I get Gigaclear?’
  • Ofcom – Campaign by Which? 'Check broadband availability, find the best deal and boost your broadband'
  • Openreach - 'When can I get fibre?'
  • Virgin Media - ‘What services can I get?’


Broadband Performance / Speed Test:

  • Broadband UK - check if you are receiving the speeds as advertised by your provider (ISP)
  • MoneySuperMarket – measure your connection speeds and learn what the results mean
  • Ookla - make sure to select ‘go’ in the centre of the page 
  • Sam Knows – check your download, upload and latency speeds
  • uSwitch – find out speeds, stats in your area and switch to the fastest provider
  • Which? – test your speed and receive tips on how to improve it


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Local Authorities Delivering Superfast Broadband:

If you are close to the border of Oxfordshire, your cabinet may be connected and delivered by a different programme. You may like to visit Oxfordshire’s neighbouring counties: