Join us next week as Gigaclear hosts a community event to demonstrate its ultrafast pure fibre broadband service, giving local residents and businesses internet speeds up to 40 times faster than the UK average.

  • Date:   Saturday 19th September 2015
  • Venue: Ufford Village Hall, Main Street, Ufford, Stamford, PE9 3BH
  • Time:   11am until 16:30pm

Bringing Ultrafast Broadband to Ufford

Gigaclear will be demonstrating the new ultra fast pure fibre broadband service available to residents in Ufford and the surrounding areas. The company has recently completed the delivery of a new fibre to the premises broadband service for almost 1,500 properties across the villages of Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Marholme, Pilsgate, Tallington and Ufford, near Peterborough.

Meeting in Village Hall

Working with Peterborough City Council, Gigaclear has implemented broadband coverage that delivers the most advanced and future proofed technology in the country, meaning these eight communities will not need a communications infrastructure upgrade again for many decades.

The event is open to all local residents and business owners, who will be able to test out the ultrafast service, which delivers speeds of up to 1000Mbps for uploads and downloads. The new technology is set to transform the work, play, entertainment and communications experience for Gigaclear customers in the region.

GIGACLEAR's Ultrafast Broadband is on its way!

Work on digging channels for Gigaclear’s Ultrafast Broadband to the villages started on March 10th.

On March 23rd teams had reached the Sutton Heath Road and they are expected to be in Southorpe by the beginning of April.

Keep up to date with progress here:

Local Broadband News January 2015

A Happier New Year is assured for all those who have ordered Gigaclear Ultrafast Broadband!

Everyone who has ordered already, should have received notification that the project is going ahead as soon as possible. This phase of the project covers the villages of Marholm, Helpston, Ashton, Ufford, Southorpe, Pilsgate, Barnack, Bainton and Tallington.

Please note: Every property will have a connection point placed outside the boundary for connection later if you haven’t already ordered it - but if you want the special double-speed for a year free offer, please order it now!
Gigaclear Broadband is expected to be extended to other villages in the area once all of the current ones have been connected to the fastest broadband in the UK - up to 1Gbps!

Our local website has a lot more information on: or you can order direct on

Gigaclear Broadband Sign-ups hit 100%

On Wednesday 26th November, sign-ups for Gigaclear's ultra-fast broadband hit 100% of those required to kick-start the project in our villages.

Congratulations to Ken Otter and all the Broadband Champions who helped to encourage locals to sign-up to this.

Ultrafast Broadband IS coming!

Gigaclear have confirmed they will be providing a brand new broadband and telephone service here in Parish News country and just beyond. Starting in Ufford before Christmas, continuing to the 8 other villages in the New Year.

Those who have already ordered or do so in the first 30% to sign-up will get a 100% speed increase for free (pay for 50Mbps and get 100Mbps for a year!) as a thank you for ordering early, so don’t miss out!

Over half of that number have already signed up, so its urgent for you to sign-up now  if you would like to take advantage of this special offer.

Order now on or check out our local website where most of your questions will have been answered. If not please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your query.

Why you should sign up to Gigaclear... now!

Dear Villagers,
As one of the local people who have volunteered to promote the Gigaclear project in the interests of our communities since they began their presentations in our village halls in July, I would be grateful for the opportunity to explain why this opportunity should not be ignored. If the Gigaclear project does not go ahead, then the nine villages will miss out on a fantastic opportunity which may not come again. .

Why is Ultra-fast Broadband important?

Because in the future, maybe as little as 5 years, so much material will be moving about on the Internet that the old copper-limited infrastructure (which BT will continue to rely on until their last, sclerotic gasp) will not be able to handle it. For example, the BBC is planning to move BBC3 to Iplayer only (small loss, you may think) but they will not rule out the same thing happening to BBC4 (of which I happen to watch a lot). It’s the thin end of a wedge, in my opinion.

Read more: Why you should sign up to Gigaclear... now!

Ultrafast Community Broadband

The Benefits of Gigaclear Ultrafast Broadband for Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Ufford, Pilsgate, Helpston & Tallington....

tickSpeed and Reliability;

Ultrafast broadband is delivered over a new, all fibre network with an individual fibre to each property eliminating the old copper networks reliability and speed problems.

BT is slowly installing fibre networks in the area (though rural villages like these are a low priority), but they are only using fibre as far as the BT box in the village. The connection will then rely on the old copper leads  from the box to individual houses. This will mean that anyone who is a long way from the box will find the same problems of reduced speed as they have now.

Gigaclear are installing fibre right to your home. That guarantees the same  fast speeds to each and every home that signs up.

tickPower throughout your Household

Gigaclear pure fibre broadband is unlimited, fast and symmetric. That means you can both download and upload at light speed, as much as you like, with everyone in your property able to do so at the same time. So if you are using Skype to talk to a far-away relative, whilst one child is watching catch-up TV and another is playing an online game, everyone will get the same fast speeds with no interruptions.

tickIncrease the value of your home

An excellent broadband service can add value to your property because people increasingly see fast broadband speeds as essential. With faster more reliable broadband, households can work, play, communicate and entertain at home;  they can reduce their commuting and travelling time by working from home part of the week.
There is the added benefit of getting to enjoy the millions of free to air online films, TV shows, CD’s and radio stations.

Gigaclear will bring truly ultrafast broadband to the eight villages in this area in early 2015 once they get 30% of the households from these villages to sign up, That's just 450 orders. Sign up Now to get yourself and your community amongst the best connected in the country.

Because the service will be fibre to your home, this will future-proof your broadband connection. This system will be able to cope with even faster speeds should you need them. This means that having this service will potentially increase the value of homes in our villages.

See how many people have signed-up here.

NB: Gigaclear don't take any money from you when you sign up... you will only start paying once they have installed your service.

tickFrom ONLY £37/month for UNLIMITED high speed Broadband

Ultrafast broadband at £37/month (plus you may add optional landline telephone for just £7/month with NO line rental). Why bother trying to guess what speeds and what costs you will end up with? (Connection fee and optional installation fee applies, for details click here)

See videos on Gigaclear on Youtube here >>


Your village needs you! help bring ultrafast broadband to your community

join the campaign for broadband

See video testimonials for Gigaclear

You may have heard, either through the post and leaflets delivered by volunteers, or at the recent well-attended public meetings in Helpston and Barnack, about the imminent possibility of ultrafast broadband being delivered to your village. Instead of the miserably slow broadband speed delivered by BT, Gigaclear will deliver, via a pure fibre to your home connection, uncapped, symmetric speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. Which means everyone in the household will be able to use all the equipment that uses broadband at the same time, with no lag, and still have the capacity to do things you never have before, or have had to wait so long to achieve. HDTV on demand! No more buffering! No more slow, slow, downloading! And at last, smooth Skype video calls!

PLEASE NOTE: they will not take any money until the equipment is delivered to your house and subscriptions only start when you are happy with the connection, so there is no risk. They just need to know you genuinely want the service. Over 122 households have already signed up: they need another 280. Once they have that, they start digging! If enough people sign up quickly, we might even have our ultrafast connections before the end of the year!

Read more: Your village needs you! help bring ultrafast broadband to your community

More Information from Gigaclear Ultra-fast Broadband

Gigaclear – you can sign-up now. 

By now people will have spotted various Gigaclear posters distributed in the area.  Gigaclear is very aware that there are not nearly enough to cover the nine villages, and residents can expect to see more.  Posters will also be going up to highlight the Village Hall Community Meetings on 6th & 7th Aug, in Helpston and Barnack respectively.  7.30pm start.  Marholm has added a useful forum to their village web site, with informative discussion and comments.  That can be found at   

Read more: More Information from Gigaclear Ultra-fast Broadband


ultrafast broadbandIt may be possible for us all to enjoy ULTRA FAST BROADBAND in the very near future.

To find out more come to Gigaclear’s presentation in

Barnack Village Hall on 7th August at 7.30pm.

30% of households in Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Marholm, Pilsgate, Southorpe, Tallington & Ufford will need to sign up with Gigaclear for all the villages to get the new ultra-fast broadband to their homes.

All residents of all the villages are encouraged to attend this meeting to find out more.


Support Superfast Broadband for our Villages

Support Connecting CambridgeshirePeterborough City Council is part of a country-wide project to bring superfast broadband to this area. However, it will only be successful if residents and local businesses show there is a demand for this.

To demonstrate that there is a need for high-speed broadband in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford and Pilsgate, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR SUPPORT NOW ONLINE:

All you have to do is give your postcode and telephone number. You will only be registering support, you are not signing up to receive fast broadband. The more people who register their support, the more likely that we will have our internet connections upgraded.

Even if you do not use broadband a great deal yourself at the present, please register your support because more and more services are being offered online which will require a fast broadband connection but rural areas will be left behind if residents do not show their support.