21:06 03 August 2018
The Internet Service Providers’ Association has chosen Gigaclear as the Best Rural Broadband provider for a second consecutive year. The firm won the award for its continued growth and expansion of its successful fibre to the premises (FTTP) model in rural areas.
The category, which was introduced last year, highlights the progress that has been made in recent years in supplying broadband to rural communities. Providers nominated for the same category included Truespeed Communications, Airband Community Internet, Voneus, Beeline Broadband and Oakford Internet Services.
Mike Surrey, chief executive of Gigaclear, commented: ‘It is a great honour for us to have received the title of Best Rural Broadband Provider for the second consecutive year. We are very proud of the work we have achieved over the last year as we strive to tackle the digital divide facing rural locations. During the remainder of 2018, we will continue our mission to deliver ultrafast, full fibre broadband solutions to communities who have previously been forgotten by other providers. We truly believe that every rural property in the UK should be able to enjoy a full fibre connection and our aim is to work with the government and industry bodies to ensure this is a reality by 2030.’