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Better Broadband for Oxfordshire reaches 20,000 premises

Monday, November 17th 2014 by Editorial
Better Broadband for Oxfordshire has reached a significant milestone.

The £25 million Better Broadband for Oxfordshire rollout programme has reached a significant milestone, as it has now connected more than 20,000 residential and commercial properties in the county to the fibre optic internet network.

Sutton Courtenay is among the latest areas to benefit from gaining access to the high-speed technology under the regional connectivity initiative, the Oxford Times reports.

Local MP and Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey welcomed the arrival of fibre broadband to Sutton Courtenay in person, commenting: "I think it is fantastic news that superfast broadband has arrived in Sutton Courtenay, delivering fast speeds to local homes and businesses."

He added that he hoped having access to the fibre network would attract more firms to rural parts of Oxfordshire, therefore helping to provide a boost to the local economy.

Overall, Better Broadband for Oxfordshire aims to connect 90 per cent of premises in the county to fibre broadband by the end of 2015.