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Uppingham full fibre optic network goes live
Tuesday 16 April 2013 17:43:27 by Andrew Ferguson

Gigaclear announced in December that its subsidary Rutland Telecom would be coming to parts of Uppingham and the network has now gone live in the North East quarter which includes 'The Beeches'.

The faster broadband service may seem slow if you think of it as a 10 Mbps symmetric service for £37 per month (higher sustained speeds available as option), but the key to it providing anything faster than what other services in the area can offer is that you can burst all the way up to to Gigabit (1 Gbps = 1000 Mbps) speeds.

Gigaclear has built a number of fully fibre optic networks now and has passed some 1,200 homes, which means they have the fibre termination point at the edge of the property, requiring just the final few metres of connection to be made when someone orders the service.

The network is completed in Uppingham as expandion to the Uppingham Gate business park is underway and if demand is shown it will extend further across Uppingham.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 4 years ago
Excellent work. Well done Gigaclear and well done Uppingham. You now have a futureproof connection that can easily cope with what is to come, unlike those on cabinets who will soon find they are stuck at infinity with no hope of anything else other than doing what you have done, but with a company that will charge them far more...
Posted by timmay over 4 years ago
How long is the burst to Gbit?
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
Depends on the capacity back from the fibre node and how many others are trying to push their Gigabit connection to its limits.
Posted by mdar5 over 4 years ago
Gigaclear price list
Std price for 10/10 £37/month
Price for 20/20 £62/month

No telephone support - you want the full 24 hour support then that's another £100 PER MONTH. (It's less for business hours only)
Fault resolution - you want next business day, that's another £50 PER MONTH

Posted by GMAN99 over 4 years ago
Well done indeed, but what coverage go Gigaclear offer compared to FTTPoD. Better to have a product available to buy than none at all.
Posted by Michael_Chare over 4 years ago
I presume that their network monitoring would allow them to see if you have a fault. They also appear to be very much cheaper than BT for an FTTP service.
Posted by GMAN99 over 4 years ago
Michael_Chare, (re cheaper) easy enough to do if they don't commit until they get enough signs ups though.
Posted by New_Londoner over 4 years ago
@ Michael
Poss cheaper than FTTP (if you ignre, support, anivirus etc) but less performance than typical FTTC connection. Will stick with my cheaper, faster FTTC I think!
Posted by pcoventry76 over 4 years ago
As I said before. I gave this company 1400 houses all owned by well off people with more money than sense. A council duct to put it through and a path and permission to use the fibre ring

and they never got back to me.

I wonder how many are made up and how many are where they got bunged cash. cause for me it was like giving an ISP all their kit and saying " run it" couldn't get much easier!
Posted by Somerset over 4 years ago
@cyberdoyle - those with FTTC will be able to get FoD, so not stuck. But, then you know that.
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
Did I miss where it said how many users they have connected so far ?
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