Gigaclear starts installation in Frilford and Frilford Heath
27 February 2013, Oxfordshire: Gigaclear, a provider of ultrafast fibre optic broadband to rural communities, has now begun installing a 1000 Mbps (one Gbps) network in Frilford and Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire. Small business owners and residents of the two villages, look forward to benefiting from world-class connectivity from April 2013.
Bruce Ballard, managing director of Paddock IT solutions, runs a small business from his home in Frilford Heath. He comments, “With Gigaclear, I look forward to a massively improved service at a lower cost. I choose to work from home because it is cheaper and affords me a better quality of life. However it has been challenging from a technology perspective.”
“The company’s servers are based here and three other members of staff connect to them using a virtual private network. We also provide remote IT support to our customers and their servers are occasionally based here too. As such, broadband speeds are vitally important to us.”
Bruce continues, “We use ADSL over copper at the moment but with so much upstream traffic it performs badly. We’ve also found our existing service provider’s attitude to outages unacceptable. Until now, suitable alternatives have been either unavailable in this area or prohibitively expensive.”
“I am delighted that the local community has opted to go with Gigaclear. Gigaclear will give us 1000 Mbps – more than enough to accommodate the needs of the company. It’s like opening a door to the future.”
Gigaclear chief executive, Matthew Hare, adds, “Many small business owners living in rural locations such as Frilford and Frilford Heath elect to avoid the commute and cost of separate business premises by operating from home. If they want to grow their businesses, by taking on skilled employees working remotely in other locations, effective communications are critical. The challenge is getting adequate and reliable upload and download speeds without paying prices that would make even large corporations wince. Business customers, in or near to an area in which Gigaclear is building, can get a range of access products and services with significantly improved price/performance. We expect demand to keep on growing.”
Gigaclear serves communities that are not currently served or ‘planned to be served’ by a high-speed broadband provider. To qualify, communities must comprise at least 400 properties and 30 per cent of the community must sign up. For further information see www.gigaclear.com/can-i-get-it
Gigaclear is a privately funded communications operator dedicated to building and operating ultrafast fibre to the premises broadband networks in rural communities. With pure fibre connectivity to every property in a community, delivering open, ultrafast broadband access, customers have complete control over the choice of services they wish to use. The company was founded in December 2010 by its chief executive, Matthew Hare.
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