Gigaclear embarks on full fibre network expansion in two Somerset towns

The residents of Castle Cary and Bruton will be able to enjoy lightning-fast speeds by Spring 2022.

Gigaclear has announced that its expanding the rollout of its full fibre gigabit-capable broadband network across Somerset to cover both Castle Cary and Bruton. 

The provider expects to be able to offer this service to around 2,000 premises across the two towns, which have populations of c.2,100 and c.3,000 respectively.

The project, which is expected to be completed by Spring 2022,  will require 28,000 meters of new fibre cabling to be laid through trenches, existing cable ducts and pole infrastructure.

BT’s Openreach has also deployed a fraction of its fibre-to-the-premise network into the two towns; otherwise Gigaclear doesn’t have too much competition.

“We’ve already been building our network in rural Somerset where we’ve focussed on bridging the digital divide and addressing inadequate broadband provision,” said Jo Scarrot the general manager of the South West for Gigaclear.

“Now that we’ve got a well-established network here, we can turn our attention to its market towns, like Castle Cary and Bruton, which are calling out for better internet.”

This additional work in Castle Cary and Bruton will go toward helping Gigaclear reach their target of covering 500,000 premises across the UK by 2023.

Source: ISPreview

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