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Gigaclear brings its FTTP network to Kingston Bagpuize business park
Friday 14 March 2014 12:08:46 by Andrew Ferguson

Gigaclear is busy rolling out its FTTP network and it has brought its network which offers consumers speeds of 50 Mbps to 1000 Mbps and businesses 50 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps to the Kingston Business Park in Kingston Bagpuize.

"I am delighted to welcome the installation of superfast broadband at Kingston Business Park. Having seen Gigaclear’s systems elsewhere, I know just how fast and effective they are. A good broadband connection has become an essential facility for businesses in the UK, and businesses at Kingston Business Park could not have better connections than this."

Ed Vaizey, Conservative MP for Wantage & Didcot

For those who do not have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the UK, this link to our broadband map should show OX13 5FE (the business park) on the left, and plots from speed tests to show how Gigaclear speeds compare to standard services in the area.

"With 150 employees across the UK, communication is very important to us. We need bandwidth for e-learning and video conferencing as well as working with ever increasing datasets. Gigaclear was one of the main reasons for us moving here. Taking a leased line in a rural location would have been prohibitively expensive but with Gigaclear we have what we need – now and for the foreseeable future. We’ve moved to a cloud-based infrastructure and can provide remote IT support to colleagues working on site with clients. It has freed the central IT team to focus on more strategic matters."

Greig Harper, IT Manager of Newton Europe

The comments from Newton Europe actually should be paid heed to by any other business park owner or landlord, which is basically that businesses are moving around based on what Internet infrastructure is available, and that solutions beyond a BT quote for a leased line are actually available.


Posted by adslmax over 3 years ago
10,000 Mbps (the ethernet link speed only limit at 1Gb!)
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
Oh no it won't
Posted by GMAN99 over 3 years ago
If you were buying a 10g circuit you probably wouldn't terminate it on a
Netgear ;) but I get the point :) it would most likely be a fibre presentation anyway
Posted by flipdee over 3 years ago
Ethernet isn't limited to 1Gb, cat5e however is.
Posted by chris6273 over 3 years ago
Actually Cat5e isn't limited to 1Gbps; Cat5e is rated to achieve 10Gbps speeds at up to 45 Metres; and that's just rated. It could achieve it at further distances if the environment and cable is up to spec but it isn't guaranteed.

With I had Gigaclear around here!
Posted by mdar5 over 3 years ago
Trying to get 30% of your local village to actually sign up to them if they were in your area is much more difficult than you might think.
(30% pre-signups is the lower limit G' set for them to commit to build the network in the village).

In reality most people don't give a flying toss about broadband, so while you would easily get the 'converted' to sign which amount to a small minority......the rest will need an awful lot of persuading - if ever.

Posted by gerarda over 3 years ago
@mdar I think in reality most people don't give a flying toss about broadband once they have got a basic (say 5mb) of service. Below that they definitely do.
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