Gigaclear closes out 2021 with over 250,000 premises passed
Gigaclear the UK’s largest rural altnet is celebrating the end of 2021 having achieved some key milestones in the company’s delivery commitments. Over a quarter of a million rural homes and businesses in England are now covered by Gigaclear’s ultrafast full-fibre network. Over 200,000 of these properties are serviceable and the network currently boasts 50,000 existing customers who are receiving gigabit capable broadband speeds.
Over the past 10 years, Gigaclear has worked to build its network to some of the most rural communities in England culminating in over 80,000 rural properties being made ready for service in 2021. A feat that has meant digging trenching which is almost equal to the UK’s total coastline* - a total of 12,300 km (7,642 miles).
Working with several of the Government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) programmes across the country some 64,000 of the UK’s hardest to reach homes and businesses have been connected to the Gigaclear network working closely with local authorities to provide premises with access to broadband speeds of up to 900mbps.
Gareth Williams, CEO at Gigaclear said: “I am incredibly proud of what the Gigaclear team has achieved to date. We know that access to fast and reliable broadband is now more vital than ever, especially in rural locations. With over 10 years of experience designing and building the full fibre network we have now scaled up and are rapidly expanding our network not just to new communities but into new counties. The teams are geared up and fighting fit for the challenge”
In the coming months, Gigaclear will be announcing new build activity in communities in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire and Suffolk.
*According to the The World Factbook, the length of the UK coastline is around 12,429 km or 7,723 miles.