Photo: From left to right: Joe Frost, Sales and Marketing Director, Gigaclear. Councillor Andre Gonzalez De Savage, Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Public Protection at Northamptonshire County Council. David Herbert, Ravensthorpe Parish Councillor and Broadband Champion
Councillor Andre Gonzalez De Savage, Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Public Protection at Northamptonshire County Council said:
“It was great to see at first hand today the work that Gigaclear is undertaking to bring superfast fibre broadband to the villages of West Haddon, Ravensthorpe and Guilsborough. Work is on track which means that the first properties in West Haddon should be connected by April – this has been led by the successful active partnership between the local Parish Council and Gigaclear.
Increasing the commercial investment in superfast broadband across the county is critical for the county council to meet its ambitious full coverage target by the end of 2017. Gigaclear will provide these villages with vital ultrafast connectivity which will bring significant benefits to small local businesses, residents looking to work from home and also other social uses such as i-player and Smart TVs.”
David Herbert, Parish Councillor and Broadband Champion for the area also added:
“This is an excellent opportunity for our communities to move from the ‘Digital Dark Ages’ and onto the forefront of broadband technology; something that is becoming so essential for modern life. On-line film and TV, school homework and learning resources, government resources and forms, and the ubiquitous on-line shopping will now all be available without the wearisome waiting and the buffering symbol. More people will now be able to work reliably from home, which can only benefit our communities, with the upsurge of residents in the daytime increasing security, boosting footfall at out retail outlets, and increasing communication and community spirit.
We welcome Gigaclear’s speedy installation in the next few months and the oversight that NCC have provided.”
Joe Frost, Sales and Marketing Director, Gigaclear added:
“We are excited to now be delivering the UK’s fastest broadband to West Haddon and the surrounding villages as part of our multi-million pound investment in Northamptonshire. We are very grateful for the support delivered by Northamptonshire County Council and the local Parish Councils, especially from David Herbert, a local Parish Councillor and broadband champion.”