Appleton & Eaton choose Gigaclear

28th May 2012

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Appleton & Eaton in Oxfordshire has chosen Gigaclear to provide their new Ultrafast Internet service. The new pure fibre network […]

Appleton & Eaton in Oxfordshire has chosen Gigaclear to provide their new Ultrafast Internet service. The new pure fibre network will deliver Internet access at up to 1000 Mbps to the 400 homes and businesses in the community, with 120 committed to take the £37 per month service. Construction of the new buried fibre network will begin in July, with the first customers connected to their new Gigaclear Ultrafast Internet service in August.


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Gigaclear’s service is delivered over a 1000 Mbps fibre connection. The standard service has a minimum of 10 Mbps reserved across the network for each customer, with the ability to burst up to 1000 Mbps on demand on a contended basis with other members of the community. This standard service costs £37 per month with a connection fee of £100 and a typical installation charge of £85, all including VAT.

Gigaclear has been working with Appleton Broadband Group and Appleton & Eaton Parish Council to reach the community. At the well attended village meeting in April, the overwhelming majority present showed their support for Gigaclear as a solution to their need for fast reliable Internet. In the following weeks at a series of local events, the community signed up to take the service. With 120 now committed, construction of the new buried fibre network will begin in July, with the first customers connected to their new Gigaclear Ultrafast Internet service in August.

“18 months ago the community developed an action plan that prioritised keeping our bus service, building a new playground and getting a decent Internet service. We have been researching for some time how to obtain fast and reliable broadband access for the whole community and the service that Gigaclear will deliver exceeds our expectations in terms of speed and future proofing” said David Hine of Appleton Broadband Group. He added “we are very excited about this service as for the first time ever we will have broadband that will be the envy of major cities, allowing local businesses and people working from home to perform as if they were city- or office-based and local residents will have access to a whole new world of entertainment, communication and education.”

Gigaclear supplies the fibre to the property and Internet access. A constellation of “Over the Top” applications and services meets the customer’s needs for telephony (e.g. Voipfone, Vonage, Skype, Google Talk), entertainment (e.g. LoveFilm, iPlayer, Blinkbox, Netflix, Roku) and all the other uses that you can make of a modern high speed communications connection for work, education, communication and play.