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An in-depth insight into Gigaclear. The independent UK broadband provider dedicated to bringing outstanding connectivity to rural communities - bridging the digital divide.


What is Gigaclear?

Gigaclear is one of the UK's newest and most pioneering providers of ultrafast broadband to rural communities and businesses across the UK.

As a broadband provider dedicated to bridging the vast internet accessibility divide between urban and rural areas, Gigaclear was founded on the principle that you should be able to access the latest broadband speeds no matter where you live in the UK.

A variety of contributors funds Gigaclear's work. Principally owned by Infracapital, one of Europe's leading infrastructure investors, Gigaclear networks are developed through commercial investment and the Broadband Delivery UK programme (BDUK), a Government-subsided programme. These investments significantly recognise the hard work and dedication of Gigaclear workers around the country, working tirelessly to improve the broadband for rural communities anywhere and everywhere.

Where does Gigaclear cover?

Gigaclear is available in nearly 200,000 sites across 400 communities. Gigaclear is now the leading full-fibre broadband provider for rural communities across the country, providing fast and reliable access to the internet for households and businesses alike.

Rural Focus

At the time of writing, Gigaclear covers more than 200,000 households and company sites across more than 400 different rural communities around the UK. With a continually growing customer base as more and more new customers learn about and opt for their services, Gigaclear is on the rise for championing internet accessibility for rural towns.

FTTP Technology

Gigaclear covers a complete network-to-premises operation, offering the largest of its kind in the UK. Known as an FTTP network, fibre-to-the-premises networks run right up to your door, ready to be connected to devices around your home. With ultrafast broadband capacities, there truly is no better alternative when it comes to equipping your premises with the fastest loading and streaming times available.

What is full-fibre broadband?

You'll probably know 'full fibre' as FTTP (Fibre to the premises). Previously, many households and businesses used copper line networks for their internet access. However, this was quickly outshone by fibre-optic broadband, which was introduced to the first set of households in 2008. While many homes still rely on copper lines for their telephone networks, the capacities of fibre optic have proven to be far better regarding internet streaming and data transfer. The term 'broadband' itself refers to the high-speed connections that carry internet data and all other types of data traffic. Fibre optic cables are made from plastic or glass and transmit your data via pulses of light - which is unbeatable in speed! So fibre-optic broadband is simply the fastest known method of internet connection available.

Where is Gigaclear's network focused?

Gigaclear is focused on the Midlands, the South East, and the South West. Gigaclear homes have access to our state-of-the-art full-fibre network, supplied across 22 counties, including the Midlands, the South East, and the South West. The company is always on the lookout for the next rural area with a demand for full-fibre broadband, opting to install improved internet access through one of two investment models: Commercial funding or funding through the BDUK scheme. No matter where Gigaclear installs their broadband, they will always consult on those that matter most, whether the residents, stakeholders or local businesses. So rest assured that no work will begin until they have the best route and plan in place, always designed to have minimal disruption in the area. To make day-to-day life as disruption-free as possible, assessments will ensure the best route and determine what equipment is needed before work begins. This means they won't be bringing more than required to your area (minimising space taken up!). Similarly, they'll do their best to keep their vehicles off the roads as much as possible, rather than ferrying back and forth to pick up more supplies.

Why is Gigaclear different?

What exactly makes Gigaclear different from other providers? Or as the company calls itself, 'alternative'? When installing Gigaclear, the company states they offer something different from some other providers as they provide a choice in models and broadband packages to best suit your needs.

The speeds you can expect to choose from are the:

Superfast 30, Ultrafast 100, Ultrafast 300, Hyperfast 900.

Here's a quick breakdown of each of the models, proving why there's something for everyone: 

Superfast 30: 30Mbps upload/download average speed, Smart WiFi Ready

Ultrafast 100: 100Mbps upload/download average speed, Smart WiFi Ready

Ultrafast 300: 300Mbps upload/download average speed, with Smart WiFi

Hyperfast 900: 900Mbps upload/download average speed, with Smart WiFi

Gigaclear also sets itself apart from other broadband providers by offering Smart WiFi. Smart WiFi uses Intelligent Mesh™ Technology to find the fastest path to the internet, regardless of the size and location of the premises. The high speed allows you to stream on multiple devices simultaneously without compromising on streaming speed or quality and no more waiting to watch a video because your sister is already watching one upstairs!

While traditional broadband uses just a single router in the home that offers limited WiFi access, Gigaclear's Smart WiFi works by using a discreet family of connected nodes to provide stable and sustained broadband no matter what room you're in. They also supply businesses with ultrafast broadband, as well as households. 

Providing speeds of up to 900Mbps Gigaclear routers ensure that there's more than enough bandwidth for every employee and their devices. Like with households, Gigaclear offers a choice of business packages to suit any business location and size:

Business 100, Business 250, Business 500, and Business ULTRA.

You can find a thorough breakdown of the different business broadband packages and recommendations depending on the needs of your business.

How Is Gigaclear Making A Difference?

The Gigaclear difference: Gigaclear is different from other broadband providers thanks to its solid dedication to rural communities. By serving the communities most typically forgotten about when it comes to supplying broadband, Gigaclear proves a commitment to fairness and equality when it comes to accessing the internet at the best speeds. Nobody should be left behind because of their geographical placement.

How Can You Get Gigaclear?

You can learn more about getting Gigaclear by typing in your postcode at the top of any Gigaclear website page. If you're still unsure, don't hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of the Gigaclear team, who will be more than happy to assist you with availability and pricing estimations.

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