The Gigaclear Story

How Gigaclear was started, and what we have done so far.

The company was founded in December 2010 by Matthew Hare, the Chief Executive. Joe Frost joined in June 2012 (Business Development Director), Brett Shepherd (COO) and Dave Newbold (CTO) joined in June 2016 and Mike Surrey (CFO) in September 2016.

In May 2011 Ofcom applied the electronic communications code to Gigaclear for the purposes of the provision, by Gigaclear, of an electronic communications network in the United Kingdom.

In May 2011 the company took a majority stake in local access pioneer Rutland Telecom.

In September 2011 the company started construction of its first fibre-to-the-premises network, which opened service in October 2011 in Hambleton in Rutland, in association with Rutland Telecom.

During 2012 Gigaclear also delivered its first Gigabit fibre-to-the-premises network in the rural communities of Appleton, Eaton and Besselsleigh in Oxfordshire.

During 2013 and 2014 the company opened new networks in Fyfield, Frilford, Farmoor, Stanton Harcourt, Woodeaton, Beckley and Northmoor in Oxfordshire, Godden Green in Kent and Uppingham in Rutland.

In June 2015, Gigaclear was awarded BDUK contracts to build new Ultrafast networks in West Berkshire, Costwolds District in Fastershire and Epping Forest District in Essex.

At the end of 2016 Gigaclear operates networks across 13 counties: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland and Worcestershire.

In December 2016, Gigaclear was selected as the preferred supplier for new BDUK contracts for Ultrafast networks in Devon and Somerset (CDS) and Herefordshire and Gloucestershire (Fastershire).

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Gigaclear plc is incorporated in England & Wales with company number 07476617. The registered office is Windrush Court, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1SY. Our VAT number is GB123351257.