As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, a fibre-enabled cabinet is now live and ready to take orders in the Wheatley.
In Wheatley this will mean that:
• 218 residents and businesses will be enabled for Wheatley Cabinet 2
• 96 residents and businesses will be enabled for Wheatley Cabinet 3
The residents and businesses will be able to request upgrades to fibre-enabled broadband from a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In most cases this means that residents can select a product offering download speeds above 24Mb/s following infrastructure upgrades made via Better Broadband for Oxfordshire.
The aim of the £30m programme, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxford District Council, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and BT, is to provide access to fibre-enabled broadband where this is not commercially viable without public sector investment.
The cabinet in the following location is now sporting a large sticker declaring “Fibre broadband is here”. This indicates that the cabinet is live and ready to take customer orders:
Wheatley Cabinet 2 is located at the High Street Junction, Friday Lane, Oxfordshire and will serve the following postcodes:
Wheatley Cabinet 3 is located on Ladder Hill junction of Windmill Lane, Wheatley, Oxfordshire and will serve the following postcodes:
Please note that improved broadband services are not turned on automatically. To access fibre-enabled broadband, please contact your chosen ISP or use comparison sites to find available packages. There is a list of ISPs on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website: http://www.betterbroadbandoxfordshire.org.uk/home
If you contact an ISP, state that you wish to order ‘fibre-enabled / superfast broadband’ otherwise they may offer you a slower broadband service. Your chosen ISP should be able to offer any technical assistance necessary to access fibre-enabled/superfast broadband.
It is important to note that not all premises within a postcode area will necessarily be able to order superfast speeds (above 24Mb/s). Premises will be able to access a range of speeds – some will get superfast broadband and others will be able to get anywhere between 2Mb/s and 24Mb/s, depending on distance from the cabinet.