18 August 2017
More than 6,000 homes and businesses in rural East Berkshire will be given access to Gigaclear’s ultrafast, full fibre broadband network.
As part of the latest phase of the Superfast Berkshire project, the company has been awarded the contract to help extend better broadband coverage to more than 99.5 per cent of the county over the next two years.
The contract, awarded by West Berkshire Council under its phase 3 programme, means that premises will have access to speeds of up to 1,000Mbps. Gigaclear also works with Superfast Berkshire under the phase 2 contract to connect nearly 12,000 homes and businesses in West Berkshire to ultrafast broadband (also see News, Jul-Aug 2015 issue).
Construction of this new FTTP network is expected to start in rural East Berkshire later this Summer.
Founded in 2010, Oxfordshire-based Gigaclear says it is dedicated to building and operating ultrafast, pure FTTP broadband networks in rural Britain.
The company says it has so far delivered fibre to more than 48,000 properties across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Somerset and Worcestershire.