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Gigaclear Broadband: What's on offer?

Gigaclear offer full fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband connections for homes and businesses in rural and underserved areas.

So far, they've mainly connected properties in South and central England, including Berkshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Essex, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, and West Oxfordshire.

However, they've also started work in Devon and Somerset, as well as most recently in Yorkshire.

Where Gigaclear is available, is highly likely properties will be connected to full fibre for the first time, with a 90% coverage rate in areas with no other full fibre options.

Customers can choose from one of the following Gigaclear broadband deals:

  • Superfast 200
  • Ultrafast 300
  • Ultrafast 600
  • Hyperfast 900

These packages come with a WiFi 6 enabled Linksys Velop router, and the option to add a digital home phone line and additional WiFi nodes to boost coverage around a home.

Availability of Gigaclear broadband

Gigaclear have a network footprint of around 500,000 premises, as well as a steady build rate, aiming to reach one million premises by the end of 2027.

Current network availability focuses on rural and hard to reach towns and villages in Berkshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Essex, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, and West Oxfordshire. With more limited availability in Devon, Somerset, and Yorkshire.

Customers can check availability of Gigaclear broadband using the postcode checker above.

Gigaclear broadband speeds

Gigaclear offer a range of superfast, ultrafast and gigabit-capable broadband speeds by connecting customers to their full fibre to the home network.

Customers can choose from one of the following broadband speeds:

Average download speed Average upload speed
Superfast 200 200Mb 200Mb
Ultrafast 300 300Mb 300Mb
Ultrafast 600 600Mb 600Mb
Hyperfast 900 830Mb 830Mb

The advertised averages here must be received by at least 50% of Gigaclear customers during the peak hours of 8pm to 10pm in the evening when the network is busiest.

Unlike Openreach FTTP and Virgin Media, Gigaclear offer customers symmetrical upload speeds, so they're as fast as the headline download speed.

Faster upload speeds can be beneficial for customers sharing content online, taking video calls, and online gaming.

New customer offers

Gigaclear offer new customers money-off for the initial minimum term period of 18-months, as well as free setup and installation.

At the time of writing, it's possible to get the Ultrafast 600 plan with up to 65% off for the first 18 months, and up to 45% off Hyperfast 900.

In addition to these introductory price offers, Gigaclear also offer customers who take their faster Ultrafast 600 and Hyperfast 900 plans a free Smart WiFi Node to help boost wireless coverage around the home.

To see the latest deals available on Gigaclear broadband, compare packages in the table above, where data is kept updated. It's also important to click through on offers using the 'Get deal' buttons and sign up online to ensure you get the offers listed.

Key terms of Gigaclear broadband

Gigaclear broadband deals come with a minimum contract term of 18 months. During this period prices are generally reduced, but it's not possible to exit the contract or cancel the service without paying early termination charges.

While the provider used to offer fixed prices, they have now implemented annual price rises in contracts taken out since March 2022. So, broadband prices will rise by CPI + 3.5% in October of each year.

Finally, while Gigaclear provide customers with Linksys Velop routers, including in the Smart WiFi add-on plan, these remain property of Gigaclear, and will need to be returned when a customer ends their service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What network does Gigaclear broadband use?

Gigaclear operate their own independent full fibre to the premises network, which is funded by both private and public investments.

The network is completely separate from Openreach or any other major provider, and customers don't need an existing landline or to pay line rental to get connected.

What areas does Gigaclear cover?

Gigaclear broadband is available in rural towns and villages including in Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, West Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Northamptonshire, Devon, Somerset, and Yorkshire.

Check availability in your area using our postcode tool above.

How much does Gigaclear broadband cost?

Gigaclear broadband packages cost from just £17 per month for the first 18 months, and customers can choose to add a digital home phone line for an additional £3 per month.

What router comes with Gigaclear broadband?

Gigaclear provide broadband customers with either the Linksys Velop Dual-Band WiFi 6 router, or those who take Hyperfast 900 will get the Linksys Velop Tri-Band WiFi 6 router.

It's possible to get additional Linksys Velop routers by subscribing to the Smart WiFi plan, which includes one additional node to help boost wireless signal around a home.

Does Gigaclear offer a WiFi guarantee?

Gigaclear offer the Smart WiFi and Smart WiFi Plus plans, which provide customers with additional Linksys Velop routers to use as nodes to seamlessly extend coverage of a wireless network in the home.

Customers taking the Ultrafast 600 and Hyperfast 900 get Smart WiFi and one additional node included for free, while other customers can add the plan for an extra £6 per month.

Is Gigaclear faster than BT Openreach or Sky?

Gigaclear offer symmetrical upload speeds which are faster than the full fibre broadband packages offered by Openreach providers such as BT and Sky, as well as Virgin Media.

However, in terms of average download speed, Gigaclear offer similar speeds to BT, Sky, and Virgin Media, with their fastest plan offering 830Mbps at peak times.