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Gigaclear continues FTTH roll-out in Oxfordshire

UK fibre broadband operator Gigaclear has announced a string of current and forthcoming network activations in its home county of Oxfordshire, UK. It recently activated six villages across Otmoor and has now made three more networks live in the villages of Wootton, Standlake and Forest Hill.

Gigaclear will be continuing with further rollouts across the remainder of Wootton, including the Boars Hill area and another new network starts construction this month across Kingston Bagpuize and Southmoor.

Craig Bower, programme manager of Better Broadband for Oxfordshire said: "This focussed investment made by Gigaclear in Oxfordshire provides a significant contribution to meeting our programme objective of ensuring over 95 per cent of properties have access to superfast broadband speeds in the county, enabling us to optimise our public sector investment in Oxfordshire’s communications infrastructure."

Better Broadband for Oxfordshire is a partnership between Oxfordshire County Council, BT and BDUK. The £25 million programme is made up of £10 million from Oxfordshire County Council, £4 million from the Government (Broadband Delivery UK) and £11 million from BT. It builds on the existing commercial footprint in the county with the aim that at least 90 per cent of all premises will have access to superfast broadband speeds of 24Mb/s and above by the end of 2015. The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme will make superfast broadband available to around 65,000 homes and businesses across the county by the end of 2015.

These projects will add a further 3000 properties to Gigaclear’s coverage area in Oxfordshire, bringing the total to approximately 6500.

Gigaclear says it has invested over £5 million to deliver gigabit speeds to Oxfordshire residents and businesses who were previously plagued by unreliable and slow broadband speeds. They are now able to access all available Internet content and applications no matter how many family members or employees are online, what the weather is doing or the time of day.

Matthew Hare, Chief Executive, Gigaclear said: "To get the infrastructure Britain needs for a prosperous future, we need to invest. These new, pure fibre networks will unleash the creative potential from homes and businesses across the country. We are excited to be able to be behind these gigabit Oxfordshire communities."

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