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gigaclear engineer team van uk

27th November, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Essex (SFE) project has now confirmed that they too have been affected by Gigaclear’s civil engineering delays, which means that the ISP’s planned roll-out of a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the UK county will now complete in July 2020 instead of December 2019.

openreach fttc two engineers

16th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

An attempt by the Maldon District Council’s Finance Committee to block £45,000 of funding for the local roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+), which is being conducted alongside Essex County Council UK, has been stopped after members of the district council voted against the committee’s decision.

gigaclear fibre optic bridge

16th November, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Essex County Council has confirmed that it will meet next week in order to discuss some of the “challenging” work conditions that UK ISP Gigaclear are said to be facing in the county, where they hold several state aid supported contracts for the roll-out of a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.


14th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to approve the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband and 5G mobile. But they also called on the EU to get tough on “fake fibre” marketing by ISPs.

gigaclear fibre optic trench digging

10th November, 2018 (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project and UK ISP Gigaclear have issued a new joint statement, which states that the provider has yet to “demonstrate a credible approach” for each area in their revised roll-out plan. As a result their state aid supported deployment of 1Gbps FTTP broadband remains on hold.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

25th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

The cries of “oh no, not another one!” can already be heard today as the Superfast Berkshire project in England joins others in confirming that their roll-out of fibre-based broadband ISP networks – via both Gigaclear and Openreach (BT) – will face a significant delay in the county (affecting both Phase 2 and 3 contracts).

gigaclear fttp frosty street cabinet

24th October, 2018 (15 Comments)

The fallout from Gigaclear’s admission that their state aid fuelled roll-out of 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP services under the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project was “significantly behind schedule” has continued this week, with several local MPs calling on the councils to take stronger action.

gigaclear narrow trenching uk fttp broadband

24th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to Section 130 of the New Road & Street Works Act 1991, which seeks to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching“. This could encourage greater use of the technique by broadband network builders and better safeguards across Scotland’s 33 road authorities.


20th October, 2018 (15 Comments)

Alternative rural UK ISP Gigaclear is still reeling from the embarrassment of having to make a public apology for the “significant” delays to their roll-out of “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband in Devon and Somerset (here). Now they’ve also had to do the same for Northamptonshire.


18th October, 2018 (11 Comments)

The Fastershire scheme in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire (England), which is supported by both county councils and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, has ordered UK rural ISP Gigaclear to produce a new plan after their roll-out of Gigabit capable FTTP “full fibre” technology suffered delays.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

8th October, 2018 (33 Comments)

Rural focused fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has this evening apologised after it admitted that their state aid supported roll-out of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Devon and Somerset had suffered delays. As a result the deployment is now running “significantly behind schedule.”

howe road fttc cabinet

4th October, 2018 (15 Comments)

Trouble seems to be brewing in Maldon after councillors on the District Council’s Finance Committee were said to have voted unanimously to ask the full council to scrap its deal for helping to fund the roll-out of “superfast broadband” with Essex County Council, which would have contributed £45,000 to the effort.


19th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Fastershire project has announced that they’ve secured a further £5m of funding from the Government’s Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), which will be used to extend a new hybrid fixed wireless and fibre optic ultrafast broadband network to reach remote premises in 10 additional areas.

optical glass fibre cable threads

18th September, 2018 (21 Comments)

The Rural Services Network and UK ISP Gigaclear have today joined others by calling on Ofcom to ensure that their forthcoming 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband will reflect the national plan for “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage, which the government hopes could reach universal coverage by 2033.

gigaclear fibre optic bridge work

17th September, 2018 (8 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has today refreshed their line-up of packages, not least by scrapping their old 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 200Mbps tiers in favour of an entry-level 30Mbps service and generally cheaper prices all the way of up their top 900Mbps FTTP home broadband plan. The installation fee is also now free.

gigaclear manhole

10th September, 2018 (7 Comments)

It’s two years since full fibre UK ISP Gigaclear announced that they could deploy their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to the rural village of Crazies Hill in Berkshire (here), which beat Openreach (BT) and Virgin Media to the punch. Sadly the local residents are still waiting.

gigaclear black van

7th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

ISP Gigaclear, which is aiming to cover 350,000 rural UK premises with their Gigabit capable FTTP broadband network by the end of 2021 (currently 65,000 premises passed), has been ranked 23rd in the Tech Track’s 2018 league table of Britain’s 100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest 3 years.

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