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Rural UK Full Fibre ISP Gigaclear Sets Up New Cheltenham Base

Wednesday, Jun 23rd, 2021 (1:36 pm) - Score 1,544
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Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has setup a new base in Staverton (Cheltenham), which will be used to help oversee their ongoing deployment of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire in England.

At present the provider’s full fibre network is currently available to 170,000 premises across various different parts of England, and they aim to reach 500,000 UK properties by 2023. The regions of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire account for a big chunk of their existing build, both under their commercial plans and also as part of their state-aid supported project with the Fastershire (BDUK) programme.

Until recently they were operating, locally, out of a temporary site in Gloucestershire, which is understood to have “immediately accelerated our network build,” but they quickly outgrew that office. In response, the provider has now established a permanent base in Staverton, which will house 60 staff and support around 120 of their civils contractor staff who are building the new network.

Jamie Flint, Gigaclear’s General Manager for the West, said:

“We’re expanding our gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband to some of the most remote and poorly connected areas of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, partially commercially but also in partnership with our BDUK partner, Fastershire.

The pandemic has sharply underlined how important connectivity is and just how unfair it is for those left behind in areas where internet speeds are extremely poor. The new office in Staverton will act as a permanent hub for that work and create new jobs.”

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2 Responses
  1. Avatar photo AnotherTim says:

    Their new base appears to be in the midst of the Gloucestershire areas they have already built, and about as far as possible from the South Herefordshire and Forest of Dean areas that they are still to build under the Fastershire BDUK programme. I guess it may help with their commercial plans?

  2. Avatar photo 1pf says:

    Never know they may stray back over to the Huntley area to finish…sorry start the build we have been waiting for for a number of years with fasters……. We live in hope.

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