Gigaclear has won two contracts with the County Council to deliver part of Stage 3 of the Superfast Northamptonshire project and is bringing ultrafast broadband (speeds of up to 1Gbps) to the county.
When were the contracts awarded?
The contracts were signed on 30th January 2017 following a competitive open procurement process with the wider telecoms market. The contracts will provide gigabit capable broadband to over 6,330 premises.
What will the contracts achieve?
|Combined contract value|
£6.58m of public funding (including £1.68m from DCMS and £4.88m of County Council funding). £240,000 of this is available to support additional coverage.
|£3.65m investment by Gigaclear|
|Involves planning, design and build of an ultrafast pure fibre network which can provide access to speeds of up to 1Gb. Standard services start from 50Mbps.|
|6,336 premises to be passed with ultrafast fibre broadband|
|More than 30 rural villages which currently have no provision will be wholly covered by ultrafast broadband. This is in addition to completing coverage in many other communities which are now only partially served.|
|Network build from March 2017 to Summer 2020 |
|When combined with Stages 1 and 2 of the project, and with existing and planned commercial coverage, this first part of Stage 3 secures NGA coverage to 97% of premises by end of 2017 and 98% by 2020 (includes some 'under review' premises in commercial plans).|
Please see the Gigaclear Rollout Schedule for the latest updates and timescales on deployment. Some of the communities which Gigaclear will be serving for Superfast Northamptonshire include:
|Clay Coton||Laxton||Stoke Doyle|
To view a map of new Gigaclear plans click the pdf below. This map also shows the combined extent of other superfast broadband coverage in the county, including Stages 1 and 2 with BT and existing and planned commercial coverage. Coloured areas on the map are based on postcode areas and therefore are not accurate at a premise level.
For more information on how and where Gigaclear are delivering for the project please visit the following pages:
For more information on how Gigaclear roll out their network please watch Gigaclear's build video, below.
If Gigaclear is not familiar to you and you want to hear more from people and businesses already benefitting from services provided via Gigaclear's fibre network, please review the
testimonials on the Gigaclear website.