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UK ISP Gigaclear Ready to Rollout 1Gbps Fibre Broadband to Underriver

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 (11:22 am) - Score 905

Fibre optic network developer Gigaclear has confirmed that residents of Underriver in Kent (England) will be the next to benefit from their 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable FTTP broadband network after reaching the demand threshold of 190 local orders.

In a newsletter seen by Thinkbroadband the provider states that everyone in the Ultrafast Underriver projects coverage (map of the deployment plan) should be connected or put within reach of the new network during early 2014, which includes people in the surrounding areas of Godden Green, Bitchet Green, Stone Street, Ivy Hatch, Shipbourne and part of Seal.

A more precise roll-out plan is expected to surface in December 2013 and Gigaclear has already begun the process of submitting applications to the Highway Authorities and local landowners in order to gain formal permission to cross their land (e.g. wayleave agreements). We would hope that Gigaclear has already discussed this beforehand so as to avoid any last minute hiccups.

Price start at £37 for a symmetric 50Mbps package that comes with a static IP address, unlimited usage, parental controls and a gigabit hub. The installation fee will also set you back £100, which is pretty reasonable for a true fibre optic connection. It’s also worth mentioning that you aren’t required to take line rental with fibre lines, which makes the price even more attractive.

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8 Responses
  1. Avatar dragoneast

    There is commercial competition to BT!

    The tragedy of BDUK is that BT’s commercial roll-out and the efforts of Altnets, perhaps even Virgin eventually, would eventually have rolled out superfast broadband. But as ever, we’re too impatient and the politicians see an opportunity. And, as ever, do in haste and repent at leisure. But we never learn. And we’re lazy, so easy game for every snake-oil salesman rather than help ourselves or do anything that requires a bit of effort. Spoonfed babies get fed gunk.

  2. Avatar Kyle

    That’s some attractive pricing!

  3. Avatar kds

    If I can buy a house there I will move 🙂

  4. Avatar Joe Public

    I still think BT Infinity is a far better offering for consumers. Competition is never bad, but people need to remember it’s BT putting up the bulk of the cash to drive Broadband Britain.

    • Avatar Roberto

      Its actually various government funds which are likely to be the “bulk” of the cash in the end. BT refuse still to spend any of their own money on areas they see as uneconomically viable, which miraculously changes day to day depending on what others are doing in said areas.

    • Avatar TheFacts

      ‘BT refuse still to spend any of their own money on areas they see as uneconomically viable’

      Apart from the funding they provide to many BDUK projects.

    • Avatar Roberto

      Name one uneconomically viable area they funded for there self.

  5. Avatar Diplodicus

    BT Broadband is NOT “putting up the bulk for cash to drive Broadband Britain”. At the start of the BDUK programme, 68% of premises already had access to what BDUK calls “super fast broadband” 24Mbps. At the end of the programme, a further 22% will be added leaving 10% still finding nothing faster than 2 Mbps!

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