Published on November 21st, 2014 | by Stephen Brook0
Gigaclear now taking orders!
The residents of Aynho and Croughton have clearly demonstrated the demand for Ultra Fast Broadband and Gigaclear announced on 20 November that they are now taking orders!
This is great news and brings us a step closer to getting a broadband service which is fit for the 21st Century. Joe Frost, Gigaclear’s marketing manager, told residents in Aynho that as soon as we reach a 30% level of orders – which for Aynho means 87 orders – Gigaclear will go ahead and install the Fibre Optic network. He also hinted that he thinks this will be achieved by February 2015 and that installation would take place in March/April 2015. As of Thursday 4 December 55 orders have been placed – so just 32 more are required.
As you will know this is a wonderful opportunity to have a superfast Broadband service in Aynho, which is fit for the 21st Century with the capacity to grow. To my mind superfast Broadband is an essential utility like gas or water. It needs a completely new fibre infrastructure to deliver it, and Gigaclear are prepared to make the necessary substantial investment now. We have been told that BT have no plans to deliver a fibre service to Aynho before 2017 at the earliest, and even then it would still rely on the copper wires to our homes – rather than the full Fibre to the home installation which Gigaclear would install.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify a couple of issues that have come up in the past few days when the Gigaclear sales team have been visiting:
- The initial registrations of interest are not ‘carried forward’ – so if you previously registered that you were interested, and you would now like to place an order, you must either sign up with one of Gigaclear’s representatives or do so online at www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker
- A number of residents have indicated to the Gigaclear sales people that they intend to, or would prefer, to sign up online – but have not yet done so. We really do need every order as soon as possible to help the village cross the threshold, so your order would be appreciated as soon as possible.
Gigaclear have already tentatively scheduled the cable installation works to take place in the early Spring of next year – but they can only commit to this if the 30% target is met – we would not want to miss this early installation date that they have ‘penciled in’ for the Village!
Remember if you are within the first 30% to sign up you will benefit from a free upgrade to their next level of service for a year.
If you would like to get in touch with the Sales Team who are currently visiting the village – their manager is Michael Richardson who can be contacted on 07747 273950 or at Michael.Richardson@gigaclear.com You will have the opportunity to talk to them in detail and raise and questions you may have.