Over 2,600 of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in the area will benefit from ultrafast broadband using a full fibre network delivered by Gigaclear.
The contract award made by Herefordshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council with financial support from BDUK means that premises will be able to access speeds of up to 1GB with fibre directly to the home.
In June 2015 Gigaclear were also awarded a contract by Fastershire to deliver ultrafast broadband through their full fibre network to over 6,500 homes and businesses in the Cotswolds as part of a second phase rollout in the district. Delivery is well underway is this area with over 3900 premises now able to access ultrafast speeds. The rollout is expected to complete in summer 2017.
Matthew Hare Chief Executive of Gigaclear commented “We would like to thank Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council for recommending Gigaclear as their preferred partner. It has been great to see the excitement of our home and business customers in other parts of the Fastershire region to the arrival of their Gigaclear Ultrafast service. We aim to ensure the residents and businesses in the Forest of Dean and Golden Valley start to receive the same great service next year”.