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ISP Giganet Confirms FTTP Broadband Rollout in Storrington

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2022 (1:09 pm) - Score 1,224

Fern Trading-backed broadband ISP Giganet (Cuckoo), which is investing £250m to build a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the South of England, has today confirmed that they’re investing £20m to reach more than 18,500 homes in Hurstpierpoint and Storrington (West Sussex).

The operator’s current plan is to cover a total of 300,000 premises across poorly served parts of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex (here). As part of that they’ve already announced builds for locations such as Wimborne, Ferndown, Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Henfield, Hythe, Totton, Fair Oak, Tadley, Marlborough and Devizes etc.

NOTE: Fern Trading also backs a number of other full fibre builds from Jurassic Fibre to Swish Fibre, AllPoints Fibre and Vorboss.

However, Giganet has today confirmed that their builds across Hurstpierpoint (this one was previously announced) and Storrington officially began this summer, with an aim to connect its first homes in phases over the next 18 months. More than 120 jobs are expected to be created in the process. The overall project is expected to reach completion in early 2024.


Kevin Barry, Chief Network Build Officer at Giganet, said:

“This is an exciting chapter for Giganet as we bring West Sussex’s smaller communities up to speed with full fibre services. Over the last few years there’s been a surge in demand for faster, more reliable broadband. For us this also means providing customers with an offering that’s grounded in honesty and simplicity – from flexible contracts to no exit fees.

While we can expect some short-term disruption from the build, this will benefit the local area tremendously in the long-term. Large or small, we’re connecting communities and making sure that no one is left behind.”

One catch here is that Giganet will face some competition from gigabit-capable rivals. For example, Trooli is already actively busy building across Storrington and Openreach also have plans to expand their FTTP network into the town.

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By Mark Jackson
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8 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Sussex Fibre says:

    Giganet are also building in Pulborough but not making as much progress as Trooli

    1. Avatar photo Sam Perry says:

      Trooli does some of Storrington too.. I personally feel this is great for the village!

  2. Avatar photo Graham says:

    Box Broadband have already built Storrington and connecting customers , why the overbuild ??

    1. Avatar photo Sussex Fibre says:

      3 fibre networks in one village is crazy

    2. Avatar photo Pablo says:

      Some of these altnets sure like to burn (or launder) money

    3. Avatar photo Tom says:

      3 networks.. try more!
      Cranleigh has:
      Box Broadband
      Swish Broadband
      Hey Broadband
      Hyperoptic (in some locations)
      and BT seem to finally be building out now too.

  3. Avatar photo Stuker says:

    giganet rollout in storrington delayed to Q1 of 23

  4. Avatar photo Mark says:

    All very laudable but where are the street by lane roll out project plans , so I can see where we are on any one of these service providers plans?

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