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Green Dragon in Cowley the first ultrafast business in Fastershire
Monday 14 December 2015 18:38:21 by Andrew Ferguson

The Green Dragon Inn in Cowley is the first business to go live as part of the Gigaclear Fastershire project. Offer premises both business and residential are set to go live before Christmas in the areas Coberley, Upper Coberley, Cockleford, Colesbourne, Cowley, Elkstone, Seven Springs and Stockwell.

"We never expected to get anything like this so quickly, especially as we're right in the middle of the countryside. Historically we've hardly had any speed at all; it has been like dial-up! So to go from that to this level of record-breaking speed is incredible.

It's going to have a big impact on our business too. For instance, around 10-20% of our trade is business-related; we've nine guest rooms and two function rooms. Being able to better serve this community is really important. In fact we had a big business customer say that they'd no longer be able to use us for their meetings if our broadband didn't improve - and that was a year's worth of bookings. So this development today is fantastic news.

Simon Haly manager Green Dragon Inn

No speed tests from people in the area yet, but we look forward to pins appearing on our maps as people sign-up and find out what they can finally now do with a 50, 100, 200 or 1000 Mbps broadband connection. Our checker already has the Gigaclear postcodes listed on it.

Comments

Posted by JNeuhoff 6 months ago
"A fully independent FTSE 100 based Openreach could kill off CityFibre"

Why could it kill off CityFibre? CityFibre network and its products are superior to those of BT!
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) 6 months ago
Key word 'could' i.e. if Sky and TalkTalk were to get what they want from Openreach why bother with continuing trials with CityFibre
Posted by JacktheMac 6 months ago
Do CityFibre own Gigaclear in part or whole ? If not, please explain connection !
Posted by JacktheMac 6 months ago
Popped in to pub on Christmas Eve. Wi-Fi was patchy, but I managed 11.54Mbps download (local average 1Mbps) and 10.12Mbps upload (local average 0.2Mbps). Can’t wait for my 200Mbps...
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