High speed broadband in West Oxfordshire

Fast, reliable broadband for local homes and businesses is not a luxury, it is essential for our ever-growing businesses and for those in isolated villages to remain connected. Broadband has been an issue that has plagued West Oxfordshire for many years, with disparate levels of service across our area.

I have campaigned ceaselessly on this issue, raising it repeatedly with the Digital Minister. I am therefore delighted to welcome the announcement that West Oxfordshire District Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, will be able to connect more than 4,600 homes and businesses to ultrafast full fibre broadband by the end of 2019 right across West Oxfordshire - showing just what a strong local team can achieve.

We’ve made some real progress on this issue, but we must keep up the pressure on BT, Broadband Delivery UK and all levels of government to secure 100% superfast broadband across West Oxfordshire. That means continuing the roll-out of high speed broadband for all homes, including those in hard-to-reach rural areas.

Find out more information about when full fibre broadband is coming to your area here.


Welcome progress on Broadband this week

A fantastic step was made this week for those suffering from slow broadband.  I am delighted to announce that, following a rigorous procurement process, West Oxfordshire District Council has now signed contracts with Gigaclear to bring ultrafast broadband to those parts of rural West Oxfordshire

Robert raised rural broadband issues with Minister

Robert met with Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock, to push for improvements to broadband in West Oxfordshire.

Robert said, "I am continuing to raise West Oxfordshire rural broadband issues with the Minister for Digital - and will continue to do so until this problem is solved."

Pressing the case for high speed broadband

Matt Hancock MP is the Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. I held a meeting with him recently to press the case for high speed broadband throughout West Oxfordshire.