Gigaclear is a broadband service that was launched in 2010 with the aim to provide high quality, ultra-fast and reliable broadband services to rural parts of the UK.
If you live in rural areas, you might want to consider Gigaclear as your new provider. You can check if Gigaclear is available in your area using their website and their personalised postcode checker.
Let’s have a look at the speeds, coverage, customer service, deals and the overall rating of Gigaclear, to give you a good idea of whether you want them as your provider.
Gigaclear Broadband Speeds
Gigaclear is much faster than most competitors, offering FTTP connection, with speeds ranging from 30Mb to 900Mb. Gigaclear’s fibre cables run directly into your home, meaning you get more connected service.
This super connected fibre broadband gives you a big speed boost. You could download a three-hour HD film in under a minute, which is vastly different to what you get on standard speed broadband… it could take nearly 2 hours to do the exact same thing!
Currently, there are four fibre packages available from Gigaclear offering speeds of 30Mbps, 100Mbps, 300Mbps and an ultrafast 900Mbps. Have a quick look at our ‘Gigaclear Broadband deals’ article for more in-depth information on packages.
Gigaclear are a rural broadband provider. The service currently covers around 65,000 premises across a dozen counties, with funding to expand across other parts of the UK in future. Their target is to be available to more than 300,000 homes by the end of 2021. Although it has limited coverage, it has excellent speeds as a fibre to the home service.
If you want to find out if Gigaclear is available in your village, you can visit their website and use the postcode checker. If it isn't you can register your interest via the Gigaclear website. However, for the service to be considered for installation in your area it will need significant interest from the rest of your community, and you'll need to be within 3km of existing fibre infrastructure or another village that already has access to Gigaclear.
General consensus is that Gigaclear provide very fast broadband to rural areas that would otherwise be without broadband. However, some say that the customer service is inadequate and outages are common.
Gigaclear Broadband deals
With all packages, Gigaclear charges £30 for activation. Installation is free.
Have a look at the four packages offered below, and what speeds they provide. You can get boosters from Gigaclear to bump up your speed if you live in a rural area.
- Superfast 30 - unlimited fibre broadband with download and upload speeds averaging 30Mb. This package is £39.00 per month, with a £30 upfront activation cost. There is an 18 month contract. You receive a free wireless router.
- Ultrafast 100 - unlimited fibre broadband with download and upload speeds averaging 100Mb. This package is £44.00, with a £30 upfront activation cost. There is an 18 months contract. You receive a free wireless router.
- Ultrafast 300 with Smart WiFi - unlimited fibre broadband with download and upload speeds averaging 300Mb. £49.00 for 18 months, £76.00 thereafter (£20.00 upfront).You get Smart WiFi with an additional WiFi node, and a free wireless router.
- Hyperfast 900 with Smart WiFi - the fastest Gigaclear package offers an unlimited service, with upload and download speeds averaging 900Mb. £79.00 per month (£30.00 upfront). 18-month contract. You get Smart WiFi with an additional WiFi node, and a free wireless router.
Overall, Gigaclear stand up to the big providers as a great provider for rural families and workers. It provides fast connection speeds, reliable customer service, unmatched coverage and reasonable package deals.