Working with Gigaclear

Gigaclear has won two contracts with the County Council to deliver Stage 3 of the Superfast Northamptonshire project and is bringing full fibre broadband to communities in rural 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 on 30th January 2017 following a competitive open procurement process with the wider telecoms market.  They were extended in September 2020.

Combined, they involve almost £10m of public funding, including £3.5m from the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport, £4.48m of County Council funding and £2m European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (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
BlatherwykeHemingtonSilverstone
BraunstonHoldenbySlipton
CaldecoteHulcoteStanford
CaldercottLaxtonStanwick
Clay CotonLittle PurstonStoke Doyle
ClipstonLuddingtonTeeton
CloptonLuttonThurning
CrowfieldNether HeyfordUpper Heyford
DeeneNewton BromswoldWakerley
DeenethropeNobottleWhilton
FalcuttOrtonWhiston
FineshadeOundleWigsthorpe
FlorePassenhamWinwick

To find out more about deployment timescales please go to the Roll Out Schedule https://www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net/when-and-where/Pages/roll-out-schedule.aspx

Or visit the Superfast Northamptonshire section on Gigaclear's website at https://www.gigaclear.com/superfast-northamptonshire

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


Logo showing Northamptonshire County Council, Gigaclear and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport