Published on May 11th, 2015 | by Web Admin0
Gigaclear Installation – Progress Update (11-May)
The installation of the Gigaclear Ultrafast Broadband network started as planned on 20 April and has now be in progress for 3 weeks. It is expected that it will take another 3/4 weeks to complete the installation.
The construction (digging the tenches and laying fibre optic cable) of the network is being carried out by Prior Construction – led by Glen Prior. Some residents will have already met him – but as the works approach your household please do make contact with him if you have any concerns. Whilst there will inevitably by some disruption he is keen to minimise it. The actual connection of the ‘pots’ to the junction points and the Cabinet on junction Portway/Charlton Road is being carried out by Boxcom.
There were some issues at the start of the works – lack of cables – which was not Prior Construction’s fault – which delayed the works on Charlton Road and The Butts. This has now been resolved. Likewise there were some issues over lack of written notice being given to households but this should also have been resolved now. The location of the ‘pots’ outside houses will be marked with red ink. Finally some works will be carried out at weekends.
Areas Completed (less some reinstatement works)
Butts Close (Part)
Blacksmith’s Hill (Top)
Areas in Progress
School End – just starting
Areas to be started (in rough order of expected works)
Bottom Blacksmith’s Hill
Prior Construction has already started the reinstatement works and a couple of examples of the work are show below. As the project continues there will be a ‘snagging’ list and so if you have any concerns about reinstatement in your road could you email Sadie with a description and if possible photo.
Some residents are keen to get a service as soon as possible – so when will you be able to get a live connection? Gigaclear will notify those residents who have signed up for the service the procedure for installation – but at this stage it expected actual live connections will be start to me made in mid June. If you have not signed up you can do so at www.gigaclear.com. There will also be a demonstration of the service in the Village Hall once the connection is live.
Finally the Parish Council would like to thank all residents for their patience during the construction of the network which can be disruptive for a couple of days and it is appreciated that not all residents have signed up at this stage for Gigaclear. It is also encouraging that we have received a number of positive comments concerning the quality and speed of works being undertaken by Glen and his team.
If you have any concerns please do email the Parish Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or simply speak to Glen leading the construction team working in the village.
|Reinstatement tarmacRaincliffe Close||Trenches after diggingCharlton Road||Grass after reinstatement (before reseeding)- Portway|