Ultrafast Gigaclear services deliver real benefits to Oxfordshire businesses

16th December 2014

Filed Under: Industry News

Gigaclear’s pure fibre broadband network enables webexpenses to capitalise on the digital revolution

Gigaclear, the ultrafast, pure fibre broadband networks provider, has enabled rural businesses across its networks in Oxfordshire to capitalise on cloud computing and homeworking. Webexpenses, a business providing cloud computing software for efficient expense management based in Eaton, Abingdon, claims that Gigaclear’s broadband performance and reliability has been integral to the business’ success. Webexpenses, an internet-based business, has seen both its operations and support staff capabilities boosted since taking advantage of the Gigaclear gigabit, symmetric, pure fibre broadband network.

With a larger workforce now able to work more effectively, enabled by robust connectivity giving seamless access to web based tools. Services such as Skype and Google docs for example provide instantaneous communications and data access allowing development and customer support staff to edit, review, share and store all documents in the cloud, meaning customer support is far more responsive and effective. Webexpenses can now operate highly effectively across a diffuse rural environment. These developments follow a broader trend in UK businesses no longer wanting expensive office space to house all employees and needing faster, more reliable data communications to enable remote employees to work as if they were in the same office.

Michael Richards, Chairman of webexpenses and an investor in Gigaclear said:
“Ultrafast broadband was an absolute game-changer for keeping webexpenses in its rural environment. Before, we would regularly lose connectivity and face project delays meaning more travel as our old broadband was not capable of supporting our needs. Now it’s not even something I think about. Knowing our business runs at ultrafast speeds and I can communicate or share with anyone at anytime of the day has become the norm.”

Matthew Hare, CEO of Gigaclear, said:
“Rural economies are being transformed by the broadband digital revolution. With access to communications capabilities that only enterprise class businesses used to be able to afford, webexpenses and others can blossom in their rural environment. Enabling rural businesses to thrive brings additional benefits to the local communities in terms of employment, commerce and the opportunity for reduced commuting. Less time commuting for all: what’s not to like?”
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For further information please contact:
Zak Mehan or Ant Moore, FTI Consulting
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About Gigaclear
Gigaclear plc is dedicated to building and operating ultrafast, pure fibre to the premises broadband networks in rural communities. With fast and reliable pure fibre connectivity to every property in a community, our customers are able to do what they need online, at any time of day, regardless of how many users there are in their property. The company was founded in December 2010 by its chief executive, Matthew Hare. For further information about qualifying communities see www.gigaclear.com/can-i-get-it