Oxfordshire County Council Gigahub Project
Oxfordshire County Council successfully installs gigabit-capable full fibre broadband at over 90 public service and local authority sites.
18:45 10 April 2023
Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed that its Gigahubs project, which is jointly funded by Building Digital UK and the county council, has successfully installed gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband at over 90 public service and local authority sites on budget.
The project involves building full fibre broadband infrastructure to a range of sites, including GP surgeries, community centres, libraries, village halls, museums, fire stations and leisure centres.
Councillor Glynis Phillips, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said: “Transforming broadband infrastructure across the county is providing a springboard to improve the services we provide to our communities and will be key in maintaining our position as one of the UK’s best-connected counties.
“We are proud to be delivering on our digital infrastructure strategy, bringing more opportunities and quality of life improvements to the doorsteps of residents.”
Karen Woolley, from Woodcote Community Centre, said: “We’re always looking for ways to improve our services and facilities for local groups and individuals who hire rooms in our premises. Being able to provide good Wi-Fi connection has become an increasingly important aspect of our bookings, so we are delighted with the new full fibre broadband that’s been recently installed.”
Mark McCree, Service Manager of the council’s library service, said: “The upgrade to our broadband service at Faringdon Library is having a noticeably positive benefit on service delivery. We are seeing much faster speeds on public computers, staff PCs, self-service kiosks, and public Wi-Fi connections. The improved Wi-Fi now supports flexible working, meetings and hotdesking for visiting staff.”