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Frilford Oxfordshire to benefit from 1Gbps FTTH from Gigaclear
Wednesday 27 February 2013 10:30:49 by John Hunt

Frilford and Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire are to benefit from a 1Gbps fibre broadband upgrade after Gigaclear has announced that it has started to install its FTTH network in the area. Residents and Business owners will be able to benefit from the fast broadband offering from just £37 a month (with no usage limits).

Many small business owners living in rural locations such as Frilford and Frilford Heath elect to avoid the commute and the cost of separate business premises by operating from home. The challenge is getting adequate upload and download speeds without paying prices that would make even large organisations wince. Business customers, in or near to an area in which Gigaclear is building, can get a range of access products and services at a significantly reduced price/Mbps – plus the same residential benefits enjoyed by their neighbours. We expect demand to keep on growing.

Matthew Hare, (Chief Executive) Gigaclear

More details of the Frilford community installation, including a map of the planned fibre route, can be found at the Gigaclear website. Residents should be benefiting from the faster speeds from April 2013.


Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
"up to" 1 Gig of course

"G10 10+10Mbps reserved, bursting up to 1000/1000" is the £37/month product. The 10M reserved is half that of Openreach FTTC.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
The real value question is how often and how much faster than the reserved amount will people see.

Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
indeed, specifically the speed that more than 10% of them see ;-)
Posted by Michael_Chare over 4 years ago
I've seen a speed test on a Gigaclear network of 934kbps both ways. About 1/4 of users with wired connections got speeds over 900kbps
Posted by FTTH over 4 years ago

What was the reserved Upload bandwidth on the BT product?
I forget....
Posted by FTTH over 4 years ago
I see a minimum speed of 15Mb DL for Infinity, but upload?
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
I'm talking about committed rates, not line speeds, my 20 was out of date :-

• A downstream prioritisation rate of 15Mbit/s or 30Mbit/s (depending on the
product variant purchased) or line rate, whichever is the lower,
• A peak upstream (from EU to CP) rate of either up to 2Mbit/s, up to 10Mbit/s
or up to 20Mbit/s as selected by the CP.

Openreach don't seem to state a committed / reserved rate for the upstream AFAICS.

@Michael best not to abbreviate units - 934 kbps is just short of 1 Mbit/s.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
50M/50M is £112/month.
Posted by Michael_Chare over 4 years ago
@herdwick. Just learning to copy properly would help. Should read Mb/s :-)
Posted by keith969 over 4 years ago
Gigaclear are a load of weirdos. They refused to even consider enabling our village (Chinnor in south Oxfordshire) yet are putting fibre into this tiny spread out location...
Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
Did your village meet all the requirements from Gigaclear, what was the reason for the refusal.
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
Looking at StreetView it's possible they found many willing to pay for the 50M/50M service.
Posted by keith969 over 4 years ago
@ccxo they gave no reason as far as I recall. And yet there is a development of 180 new dwellings going up so the demand should be there.
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