Gigaclear is continuing to expand and has announced plans to roll-out its Gigabit fibre service in a number of Northamptonshire villages. The first of the 5,000 premises are likely to be in West Haddon or King's Cliffe with both currently having an order level of 80%. Network construction will commence once the pre-order level hits 100% which is likely to be autumn 2014.
"Work, rest and play in Northamptonshire will now come at Gigabit speeds. Gigaclear is going to transform the connected lives of members of Northamptonshire communities as we have done in other counties with our ultrafast pure fibre broadband, putting these homes and businesses into the best-connected 1% worldwide."Matthew Hare, Chief Executive, Gigaclear
The areas of Coton, Guilsborough and Ravensthorpe near to West Haddon will follow the initial roll-out. Apethorpe near King's Cliffe is also likely to be a follow on area. Croughton is also mentioned though this seems to be an area some distance away from West Haddon and King's Cliffe. In all the areas current speeds seem to be in the 2 to 5 Mbps region, so a reliably fast service is likely to prove popular.
The method of collecting pre-orders has worked very well for Gigaclear so far, with 25 villages live and 50 in the build phase. Services start at £37 per month (no voice line rental requirement) for a 50 Mbps symmetric service, rising to £69 per month for a full Gigabit service.