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Gigaclear announces next batch of Oxfordshire villages to get Gigabit

Oxfordshire is looking more and more like the fibre capital of the United Kingdom, at least in the sorts of rural villages where Gigaclear is rolling out its FTTH service. The villages of Beckley, Elsfield, Horton-Cum-Studley, Noke, Stanton St. John and Woodeaton comprising of some 700 properties in total have been confirmed as getting 1000 Mbps full fat fibre to the home, with the network build starting in May 2014.

This latest area is independent of any Government funding and the build is taking place, after the initial demand level was met, and subsequent to that Gigaclear has collected enough firm orders to be go ahead with its network build.

"Momentum for Gigaclear continues to grow as more underserved rural communities discover how ultrafast fibre optic broadband is already transforming Internet use in neighbouring villages. The six communities in Otmoor will substantially expand the number of customers in Oxfordshire served by Gigaclear’s fibre to the premises network. Once complete, Gigaclear will have invested over £3 million in improving the Oxfordshire’s communications infrastructure, helping make the county one of the best places in the world to live and work."

Matthew Hare, chief executive, Gigaclear


Well done to them.
I suspect Gigaclear will start to run out of compact yet upmarket villages a long way away from the exchange shortly.

Compact to make fibre runs between house short and keep costs their costs down, upmarket so residents will be substantial internet users and have the money to pay, a long way from exchange so rubbish speeds and residents desperate for improvement.

Perfect market segmentation in action. I doubt they would be interested in the real rural areas any more than FTTC as a solution is suitable for such places.

  • mdar5
  • over 6 years ago

Gigaclear will never run out of villages, there are thousands in digitalbritain who will be left on the wrong side of the digital divide once they realise they aren't gonna be helped by BDUK. Lulled by marketing from councils and bT lots of villages need to realise that unlike FTTC which wouldn't work, the gigaclear solution does work as distance isn't a problem with real fibre.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 6 years ago

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