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Appleton and Eaton in Oxfordshire UK to Get 1Gbps Ultrafast Broadband

Monday, May 28th, 2012 (2:45 pm) - Score 705

Gigaclear, a UK telecoms and infrastructure development company that gobbled up rural ISP Rutland Telecom last year (here), has today announced that 400 homes in the neighbouring civil parish villages of Appleton and Eaton (Oxfordshire) will soon be able to get a new 1Gpbs (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) service from £37 a month.

Apparently 120 homes have already committed to take the service, which offers standard packages alongside a minimum of 10Mbps reserved across the network for each customer and the ability to “burst up to 1000Mbps” on demand (contended with other members of the community). It’s also noted that the service comes with a one-off connection fee of £100 inc. VAT and a “typical installation” charge of £85.

David Hine of Appleton Broadband Group said:

18 months ago the community developed an action plan that prioritised keeping our bus service, building a new playground and getting a decent Internet service. We have been researching for some time how to obtain fast and reliable broadband access for the whole community and the service that Gigaclear will deliver exceeds our expectations in terms of speed and future proofing.

We are very excited about this service as for the first time ever we will have broadband that will be the envy of major cities, allowing local businesses and people working from home to perform as if they were city- or office-based and local residents will have access to a whole new world of entertainment, communication and education.”

Gigaclear has been working closely with the Appleton Broadband Group and Appleton & Eaton Parish Council to reach the community. They expect to begin construction of the new network in July 2012 and the first customers should then be connected to the ‘Gigaclear Ultrafast Internet‘ service in August 2012.

Gigaclear has apparently been approached by over 60 communities to explore whether they could receive a similar service.

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