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gigaclear fastershire fttp build

22nd August, 2017 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband provider Gigaclear has this month marked the fifth anniversary of their ultrafast 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network going live in the rural villages of Appleton and Eaton (Oxfordshire), which were among the first in England to get their service.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

23rd June, 2017 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project has agreed to yet another “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out extension with Openreach (BT), which means that a further 3,000 rural homes will be reached thanks to a new agreement worth £4 million.


5th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access ISP Village Networks has confirmed that they’re now expanding the coverage of their superfast broadband network to reach the rural villages of Russell’s Water, Maidensgrove, Swyncombe, Stonor, Greenfield, Turville Heath, Park Corner, Britwell Hill and Howe Hill.

gigaclear new uk office opening

4th April, 2017 (3 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has opened expanded office space at Abingdon Business Park (Oxfordshire), which should enable them to cope with plenty of new staff and support their ever growing roll-out of ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) based broadband networks across England.

telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

20th March, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project with Openreach (BT), which is currently working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 95% of local premises by December 2017, has confirmed that a further 2,000 premises will benefit thanks to contract clawback.

village networks isp wireless broadband mast

18th January, 2017 (2 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign has this week hailed the arrival of a 24Mbps+ Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network in the rural South Oxfordshire village of Stonor, which has been deployed by Village Networks and is also being extended into Pishill (as far as is technically possible).

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

9th January, 2017 (30 Comments)

The state aid supported Cotswolds Broadband CIC project, which is supposed to be deploying a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has been “terminated” following a supplier dispute.

howe road fttc cabinet

24th October, 2016 (9 Comments)

The Connect8 campaign, which has been fighting to bring faster broadband to eight rural villages in South Oxfordshire (Howe Hill, Britwell Hill, Cookley Green, Greenfield, Park Corner, Pishill with Stonor, Russells Water and Swyncombe), appears to be seeing some positive progress.


14th September, 2016 (23 Comments)

The former Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, appears to have taken a different approach to the Government’s position after saying that he was “utterly confused” by those wanting to break-up BT, while singling out TalkTalk, Vodafone and Sky Broadband for specific criticism.


2nd September, 2016 (22 Comments)

A number of ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and Gigaclear) in big parts of South West England are currently being affected after a major (trunk) fibre optic cable was damaged in an unspecified incident, which has cut Internet and phone services around parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

fibre broadband is here high bt street cabinet

24th June, 2016 (16 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.


12th May, 2016 (7 Comments)

The Cotswolds Broadband project, which last year won the contract to roll-out a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and wireless superfast broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has this week officially started its 12 month construction phase.


17th March, 2016 (32 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their ultrafast 5Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network will soon have reached a total of 10,000 homes and businesses in Oxfordshire (England) when their local roll-out completes with the final few communities.

businesses need broadband connections

5th March, 2016 (4 Comments)

At least part of the on-going effort to roll-out superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services in the Cotswolds, which is a rural area that predominantly straddles both Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, has been halted after Gloucestershire Council suspended £500,000 of its joint funding.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

9th December, 2015 (1 Comment)

The Cotswolds Broadband project, which last year tendered for a supplier to help roll-out a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and wireless superfast broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has confirmed that construction will finally get under-way during spring 2016.

bt superfast fibre on demand broadband fttp

26th November, 2015 (3 Comments)

A third £5.58m state aid supported contract has been signed with BTOpenreach this week for the county of Oxfordshire (England), which will extend the local availability of superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to an extra 4,600 homes and business.


30th September, 2015 (9 Comments)

Last year hundreds homes in the rural West Oxfordshire parish of Northmoor celebrated the arrival of Gigaclear’s new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. Today we’ve done a quick follow-up interview with the ISP and a local councillor to see what kind of impact it’s had.

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