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gigaclear manhole

22nd June, 2018 (12 Comments)

The CEO of alternative network ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has today announced that he is stepping down after 8 years of building Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks to rural parts of the UK. The company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mike Surrey, will become its interim CEO.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

20th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Somerset County Council in England has published an update on their joint £171 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project, which reveals that around 11,300 premises in the county will remain unserved by “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks when the project completes in 2020.

gigaclear digger and fence

14th June, 2018 (12 Comments)

Some residents in the rural Gloucestershire UK village of Chalford have vented anger at Gigaclear after the ISP’s roll-out of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network allegedly damaged properties, caused “intolerable vibration” in some homes and a worker had their legs struck by a digger.

gigaclear new uk office opening

9th June, 2018 (3 Comments)

The CEO and Founder of rural fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has today been named in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours (2018) and has thus received an ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ (OBE) for his services to internet provision in the UK.

united kingdom

24th May, 2018 (11 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has published its final progress update for Q1 2018, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,852,808 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be put within reach of a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

gigaclear soil dig ftth fttp

24th May, 2018 (14 Comments)

Rural fibre optic UK ISP Gigaclear has announced that they’ve invested a further £6.2 million (£8m total so far) to expand their existing Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network to reach more than 4,500 additional homes and businesses in West Kent (England) by the end of 2020.

ecom_fibre_optic_trench

8th May, 2018 (11 Comments)

Smaller alternative network ISPs like Ecom are facing a new barrier to expanding the rural reach of ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) based broadband networks in Buckinghamshire (England), which follows the council’s expansion of rules that make it harder to get a Streetworks license.

gigaclear clifton suspension bridge

1st May, 2018 (13 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has achieved an important milestone in their contract to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTP/H) broadband network to 53,000 premises in Devon and Somerset. The operator has managed to run their cable underneath the iconic 19th century Clifton Suspension Bridge.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

29th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

Several local authorities in England, including Staffordshire, Devon and Somerset, have begun to consult on the next phase of their respective projects for expanding the coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services. Thousands more premises and some FTTP is on the cards.

gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

22nd March, 2018 (1 Comment)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has handed the civil engineering contract for deploying their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to 10,000 premises in West Oxfordshire (England) to Lite Access (international contractor). The rollout is due to complete by the end of 2019.

gigaclear digger and fence

10th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

The M&G Investment Management fund has offered to buy ultrafast fibre optic (FTTP) rural broadband ISP Gigaclear for £270 million (all cash), which is backed by the UK operator’s largest shareholder Infracapital (43.2% holding). The offer is due to be discussed next week.

uk map green broadband telecoms britain

22nd February, 2018 (16 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ publicly funded Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest progress update to the end of 2017, which reveals that it has so far helped 4,772,207 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be reached by a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

bt_openreach_fttc_street_cabinet_engineer_installation

15th February, 2018 (9 Comments)

Openreach today confirmed they will deploy their “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to cover a further 7,200 homes and businesses in the UK counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire (completion by the end of 2019), which comes after BT signed a new £5.1m contract under the Fastershire project.

gigaclear_fastershire_fttp_build

14th February, 2018 (5 Comments)

The CEO of rural focused UK fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, Matthew Hare, has this afternoon been presented by the FTTH Council Europe with an award for his “outstanding contributions” to the acceleration of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband technology in Europe.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

8th February, 2018 (20 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today celebrated the connection of the 15,000th customer to their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) ultrafast broadband network, which now covers 60,000 homes and businesses across 20 counties of the United Kingdom (25% take-up).

gigaclear devon road water flow

3rd February, 2018 (8 Comments)

Lately it’s been raining hard in deepest rural Devon (England), so hard in fact that some locals are concerned that the good work being done by Gigaclear’s contractors to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the area could soon be washed away.

voneus

25th January, 2018 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Voneus has today announced an interesting new partnership that will enable them to offer residential and business customers a wide range of 1Gbps capable broadband services, albeit via Gigaclear’s ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural parts of the United Kingdom.

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