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“Ultrafast” fibre broadband is coming to Wincanton this year

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 17:33
By Gigaclear

A Gigaclear engineer configuring a fibre broadband cabinet.

Homeowners in Wincanton will soon have access to some of the quickest broadband speeds in the UK thanks to Gigaclear, which has started work connecting the Town to its ultrafast, full-fibre broadband network.

Gigaclear’s network is already present across much of rural Somerset. Now, the broadband provider has the opportunity to continue to expand its existing network on a commercial basis, to underserved market towns in the county where internet speeds are still extremely poor.

Wincanton’s existing broadband speeds average around 46Mbps, well below the national average of 80Mbps plus. Gigaclear’s full-fibre upgrade will bring speeds of up to 900Mbps to 3,396 homes and business premises across the Town. In total, the project will require over 62 kilometres of fibre which will be laid via trenching as well as through existing duct and pole infrastructure.

“We’ve already been building our network in rural Somerset where we’ve focussed on bridging the digital divide and addressing inadequate broadband provision. Now that we’ve got a well-established network here, we can turn our attention to its market towns, like Wincanton, which are calling out for better internet.

“Fast broadband speeds are a necessity for a modern economy. The way in which we live and work depends on the internet, something that has been sharply underlined by the pandemic. We believe in digital inclusion for all and we’re excited to bring our network to more people so they can enjoy the life-changing benefits that come with world-leading connectivity.”

 - Jo Scarrott, South West General Manager at Gigaclear

The expansion of Gigaclear’s network build to Wincanton is expected to be completed by Winter 2022.

To find out more information, or to check if your property can connect to the network, please visit and use the postcode checker.


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