2014 looks to be a hyperfast broadband year for some lucky areas
Gigaclear is pushing on with its programme to deliver FTTP networks to those areas (usually rural) of the UK where demand is demonstrated first by expressions of interest and then orders for the service.
Farmoor and Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire in addition to Underriver in Kent are set to benefit from full fibre to the premises in 1,500 homes and four business parks. The building of the network has started in Farnmoor, Stanton Harcourt is set to start in December and Underriver will follow in early 2014.
"These new communities represent Gigaclear’s continuing programme of private investment in rural areas. By the time the initiatives are complete, Gigaclear will have invested some £2 million (GBP) in Oxfordshire and a further £1 million (GBP) in Kent alone. We expect this momentum to increase further as more communities choose to drive their own broadband initiatives forward instead of waiting for solutions which will not guarantee coverage or speeds and which are yet to materialise."Matthew Hare, chief executive, Gigaclear
For those reading this and wanting some of the action, Gigaclear requires a community of around 400 properties and needs 30% to sign-up i.e. commit to ordering the service. It is this commitment to take the service (rather than just a signature on a petition) that allows them to deploy in areas where other operators fear to tread, since rather than waiting for a few years to hit reasonable take-up lavels.
Gigaclear offers a wide range of products, from a basic 50 Mbps symmetric service for £37/month (no copper line rental to pay either), all the way to an uncontended 10 Gbps service.