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17th December, 2021 (21 Comments)

Infracapital-backed alternative network ISP Gigaclear, which recently passed 250,000 premises in rural parts of  England with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has today secured another huge £190 million investment boost – this time co-financed by the new UK Infrastructure Bank.

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15th December, 2021 (11 Comments)

Smaller UK alternative network ISPs are increasingly starting to butt heads in some of the same areas. The latest example comes from the small market town of Thame in Oxfordshire (England), where Swish Fibre and Gigaclear have both started to go live with a new full fibre broadband network, within days of each other.

14th December, 2021 (2 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Gigaclear, which currently aims to reach 500,000 UK premises with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network by the end of 2023, has today celebrated being able to close out the year with a total footprint of 250,000 premises passed across England.

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7th December, 2021 (3 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Gigaclear has announced that they’re investing £13m to begin an expansion of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into rural parts of Dorset (Southern England), which is expected to reach over 18,000 premises (mostly homes and some businesses) across the region.

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22nd November, 2021 (20 Comments)

Alternative UK network ISP People’s Fibre, which started building a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in 2020 and soon ran into some challenges with competition from rivals, has fallen into administration due to a “breakdown in the relationship” between the company’s director and investors.

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11th November, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Herefordshire County Council (HCC) in England has issued a new proposal for how they intend to tackle the problems caused by UK ISP Gigaclear last month (here), which warned that 2,324 of the planned premises for their state aid fuelled rollout of a new gigabit broadband (FTTP) network would be too expensive to reach.

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5th November, 2021 (4 Comments)

Some 16,000 extra premises across rural parts of West Oxfordshire in England can now access a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network after Gigaclear completed its local project, worth £21m, in the district. The area has now also achieved almost universal (99%+) coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps).

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4th November, 2021 (11 Comments)

The collapse of UK civil engineering firm Complete Utilities this week (here), which disrupted ISP Gigaclear’s rollout of gigabit-capable broadband, resulted in around 300 staff being told via email that they no longer had a job. In response, an unspecified number of those former employees are attempting to sue the firm.

2nd November, 2021 (17 Comments)

Civil engineering firm Complete Utilities, which has been working with UK ISP Gigaclear to help build gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks, has suddenly ceased trading, casting doubt on existing projects. Another street works firm, NMCN, also recently went into administration – hampering CityFibre.

2nd November, 2021 (18 Comments)

Rural focused broadband ISP Gigaclear, which is working to build their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across remote parts of England, has launched a special offer that gives new customers an unlimited 100Mbps (symmetric) service for £19 per month for the first 18 months (£44 thereafter).

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29th October, 2021 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has today posted a new evaluation of the previous Superfast Broadband Programme (SFBB), which helped to boost the coverage of “superfast” (24-30Mbps+) ISP networks from c.76% (commercial) to around 97% of premises (i.e. an additional 5.5 million premises) across three phases.

16th October, 2021 (14 Comments)

The Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at broadband ISP Gigaclear, James Fredrickson, has today highlighted to ISPreview.co.uk some of the challenges they face in rolling out their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to rural areas, and why they’re well placed to benefit from future consolidation.

12th October, 2021 (15 Comments)

It never rains, but it pours. Gigaclear’s state aid backed rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Essex, which forms part of the wider Superfast Essex (SFE) project, looks set to suffer another delay due to issues of “contractor resource, the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and the lack of availability of cabinets.”

10th October, 2021 (14 Comments)

The Fastershire project has revealed that UK ISP Gigaclear’s rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Herefordshire is suffering from “delivery challenges,” which without “significant additional resources” could make it difficult to reach up to 2,324 of the planned premises.

23rd September, 2021 (15 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear, which aims to build their gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 500,000 UK properties by 2023, has published their annual accounts to 31st December 2020 and revealed that their network passes 175,000 properties (up 46K since 2019), as well as 36,000 customers (up 49%).

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22nd September, 2021 (22 Comments)

Rural broadband provider Gigaclear, which has already built a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 230,000 premises in England, has launched a “new” 500Mbps package and until 30th September 2021 this will be discounted to just £27 per month for 18 months (£59 thereafter).

19th August, 2021 (4 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has today announced that their UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has started to reach two additional towns in Somerset (England), including Castle Cary (population of c.2,100) and Bruton (population of c.3,000).

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