(Abingdon, Oxfordshire 04 October 2019) – This latest release of connected properties in the area bring the total number to almost 2500 rural properties, farms and businesses able to access the Gigaclear network and broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps (1000mbps).

Gigaclear have been building their full fibre, ultrafast broadband network in Devon and Somerset and already have established network in the Blackdown Hills villages of Millhayes, Upottery, Yarcombe, Rawridge, Churchinford, Ford Street, Blackmoor, Sampford Arundel, Sampford Moor and Wrangway and the Somerset villages, Failand, Abbots Leigh and Banwell. From their office in Taunton Gigaclear are focussed on delivering service to rural areas where it will have the most impact on the local population. With these foundations, the company are building the much-needed infrastructure to connect as many properties as possible.

Jo Scarrott, Regional Manager for Gigaclear, South West said; “I’m pleased that we have been able to get these properties online and ready for this essential service. We know that in today’s environment, a fast and reliable broadband connection can enable communities in many ways. The build phase on this project has been long and we appreciate it can be disruptive to the local community. However, the long term benefits we are delivering far outweigh the short-term disruption. Our commercially funded building work in the area is continuing and I’m looking forward to expanding our network.”

The benefits of a full fibre, ultrafast network means that users can stream content with no lag, latency or buffering. Multiple devices can be connected and used over the network with no drop in performance and it’s futureproof. Currently, speeds of up to 1Gbps are available but the infrastructure installed, owned and operated by Gigaclear can handle much higher speeds for future technological advances.

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