BT has enhanced its Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Web site to show more detailed plans per postcode area in the county. All of the postcodes in Hinton Waldrist are showing with the status “Work Scheduled to Begin in 2015”.
The Web site is not very informative about what performance we can expect. It states that “many homes and businesses in this postcode area will be able to order superfast broadband speeds (minimum 24 Mbps), while others will be able to order fibre broadband speeds of between 2 Mbps and 24 Mbps.” Based on this chart of broadband speed vs distance from the street cabinet, and the location of the street cabinet serving Hinton (click here for more details) we would expect people living in the Row and along the High Street to enjoy speeds of at least 24 Mbps. This will fall off up Church Road to perhaps 15 to 18 Mbps near the church. A useful step up in performance from what we get today.
Less good news is that work isn’t scheduled to start until 2015. We may still have 18 months to wait before we get this long overdue performance boost.
The images shown here were captured on the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Web site on the postcode checker map. To see the map for Hinton, select area type “Parish” and then select area name “Hinton Waldrist.”