better broadband for oxfordshire

As part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, a fibre-enabled cabinet is now live and ready to take orders in Kidmore End.

This means that 128 residents and businesses in the parish will be able to request an upgrade 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 24Mbps following infrastructure upgrades made via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme.

The aim of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Programme 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 (as of 26 December 2016) and ready to take customer orders.

Kidmore End 5 – located opposite Old Well Cottage, Kidmore End, Reading RG4 9AX – will serve the following postcodes:

RG4 9AP
RG4 9AY
RG4 9BJ
RG4 9AR
RG4 9AZ
RG4 9BL
RG4 9AS
RG4 9BA
RG4 9EE
RG4 9AT
RG4 9BB
RG4 9HA
RG4 9AU
RG4 9BE
RG4 9HB
RG4 9AX
RG4 9BH

Kidmore End 1 – located in Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, RG4 9DP, serves the following postcodes:

RG4 9AX
RG4 9BD
RG4 9BG
RG4 9BN
RG4 9BP
RG4 9BS
RG4 9BT
RG4 9BU
RG4 9BX
RG4 9DA
RG4 9DE
RG4 9DJ
RG4 9DL
RG4 9DN
RG4 9DP
RG4 9DS
RG4 9DT
RG4 9HJ
RG4 9HN
RG4 9HS

Kidmore End 8 – located in Ashford Avenue, Sonning Common, RG4 9LR, serves RG4 9LN.

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.

If you contact an ISP, please state that you wish to order ‘fibre-enabled/superfast broadband,’ otherwise they may offer you aslower broadband service. Your chosen ISP should be able to offer any technical assistance to access fibre-enabled/superfast broadband. It is also important to note, that not all premises within a postcode area will be 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.