Work is currently taking place in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell to connect more than 500 homes and businesses to ultrafast broadband.
Gigaclear, UK’s leading rural, ultrafast broadband provider, is expanding its commercial build for residents in the village as part of plans to take its full-fibre network to underserved market towns and communities in south Oxfordshire.
Ben Woods, Regional General Manager at Gigaclear, comments: “This is going to be a game-changer for households and residents in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.
“Having access to reliable and fast broadband speeds is no longer a luxury but is necessary in order for many people to live their lives fully, whether it’s working from home, streaming or accessing other online entertainment.
“Where possible, we are utilising existing Openreach ducts and poles in order to minimise disruption during the build phase.”
Gigaclear’s full-fibre upgrade is bringing speeds of up to 900Mbps, enabling homeowners to download a film in its entirety in just four seconds.
Gigaclear has frozen its full-fibre broadband rates for 18 months, meaning both new and existing customers will not see a rise in prices until October 2023, at the earliest.
For more information or to find out if your property can connect to the Gigaclear network, visit the Gigaclear website and use the postcode checker.
Established in 2010, Gigaclear designs, builds and operates a full fibre, ultrafast broadband network in rural areas across central and southern England.
Its network now reaches homes and businesses in more than 650 communities across 22 counties, connecting rural properties, farms and businesses with the UK’s best broadband speeds.
In some communities, the company works with Local Bodies to deliver this essential service with subsidy under the Building Digital UK (BDUK) scheme.