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Gigaclear to hike pure fibre broadband prices in 2015

Rural fibre broadband provider Gigaclear will raise prices next year. 

The company’s basic £37/month 50Mbps package will climb up to £38.80/month, while the top tier gigabit 1,000Mbps service will go up from £69/month to £72/month. 

The company said it wants to be completely transparent about its pricing plans and unlike other providers, it doesn’t add extras onto its bills, while its FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) product ensures whether you’re in a rural or urban area, you’ll get the same top speeds. 

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Gigaclear said in a statement: “On top of the significant speed differences to the copper based ‘fibre broadband’ services, there is no line rental and no usage charge to pay with Gigaclear.

“We believe in transparent pricing and packages, the monthly price you see is the only price you pay. So, for a true broadband price comparison you need to compare our package prices to what you currently pay for your existing service, any additional monthly costs you incur and the speed of your providers ‘super fast broadband’ service.”

Compared to some of the superfast broadband bundles on offer from mainstream ISPs like Virgin Media and BT, Gigaclear’s monthly prices compare pretty well. 

The set-up price of £100 is a cut above what you’ll have to pay in most other most providers, but Gigaclear insists that its customers get what they pay for. 

Gigaclear added: “The speed you subscribe to is the speed that is delivered. On the Home50 (H50) service you will see 50Mbps for download and 50Mbps for uploads. If you need more, just upgrade your package, anytime, to 100, 200 or 1,000Mbps, it’s ready for you when you need it.”

Gigaclear has been boosting its coverage this year, with counties around the UK benefitting from up to 1000Mpbs connections. In April, it rolled out services to western Kent as part of the area’s Ultrafast Underriver project, while in October, residents and businesses in Oxfordshire were able to start using its superfast fibre broadband service.

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