Rural broadband provider plans to conquer Yorkshire
Britain’s leading alternative network provider of rural full-fibre broadband, Gigaclear, recently pledged to connect hard-to-reach and underserved communities.
As part of its new initiative, it has now begun work to extend its current network offering to over 16,000 businesses and homes in Yorkshire.
The present full fibre network operated by Gigaclear already extends throughout 23 counties in central and Southern England and its new move to aid Yorkshire is considered a continuation of its northward expansion. Engineers worked in the village of Brayton, North Yorkshire last week, but will be moving on to Thorpe Willoughby, Hillam and Cawood later this summer.
Gigaclear Delivery Director Tony Smith commented:
“We’ve been planning our move into Yorkshire for many months so it’s great to actually get feet on the ground and begin the work. Gigaclear is committed to delivering fast and reliable broadband to rural communities across its network, many of whom would otherwise struggle to access ultrafast speeds.”
He added that fast and reliable broadband is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
Currently, a timetable is being drawn up that will connect another six communities based in North and West Yorkshire. Gigaclear is working closely alongside the parish councils and highways department of North Yorkshire County Council on its plans to help ensure any disruptions are minimal during the full fibre roll-out.
The engineering work planned for Yorkshire by Gigaclear will employ existing Openreach poles and ducts where possible to get the network up and running quickly.