Working with Gigaclear

Gigaclear Networks has won two contracts to deliver Stage 3 of the Superfast Northamptonshire project.  These are bringing full fibre broadband to communities in rural North and West Northamptonshire.  This technology is capable of supporting the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.

What do the contracts with Gigaclear involve?

The two contracts were awarded by then Northamptonshire County Council, on 30th January 2017 following a competitive open procurement process with the wider telecoms market.  They were extended in September 2020. On 1st April 2021, these contracts novated to North Northamptonshire Council to manage on behalf of the new North and West Northamptonshire Councils.

Combined, these contracts involve almost £10m of public funding, including £3.5m from the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport, £4.5m committed previously by Northamptonshire County Council, now a joint contribution from North and West Northamptonshire Council’s, and £2m European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development which is managed by Defra's Rural Payments Agency.

A £5.7m investment by Gigaclear.

Planning, design and build of a gigabit capable pure fibre network which provides for symmetrical download and upload speeds.  Standard services start from 50Mbps.

7,000 premises will be connected and able to order full fibre broadband services by December 2022.

More than 45 villages, where some or all premises are suffering poor broadband speeds, will be served. 

Network build will run from mid 2017 to the end of 2022.


Some of the villages set to benefit from the full fibre deployment include:

AppletreeGrafton UnderwoodPilton
AshtonHalsePreston Deanery
Clay CotonLittle PurstonStoke Doyle
CrowfieldNether HeyfordUpper Heyford
DeeneNewton BromswoldWakerley

To find out more about deployment timescales please go to the Roll Out Schedule.

Or visit the Superfast Northamptonshire section on Gigaclear's website.

Image showing project team and Gigaclear

Further information 

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. Image showing the five stages of installation of Gigaclear's gigabit capable broadband