A civil parish near Aylesbury will be the latest area in the country to receive ultrafast broadband.

Winslow, which has a population of around 4,000 people, will see Gigaclear’s network take over the area as residents get ready to have a faster internet service.

Currently, the broadband provider has the opportunity to expand its existing network on a commercial basis to market towns in the county, where internet speeds are still extremely poor.

Winslow’s existing broadband speeds are around 49.8Mbps*, which is below the national average of 80Mbps plus.

However, Gigaclear’s full-fibre to the premises (FTTP) upgrade has already brought Gigabit capable speeds of up to 900Mbps to over 1,500 homes and businesses in Winslow, and a further 900 are set to be connected by end of 2021.

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In total, the project will require approximately 32,000 metres of fibre which will be laid via trenching, as well as through existing duct and pole infrastructure.

Ben Woods, Central General Manager at Gigaclear, comments: “We’ve already been building our network in rural Buckinghamshire 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 Winslow, 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.

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“We believe in digital inclusion, 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.”

Following their formation in 2010, Gigaclear's network now reaches homes and businesses in more than 450 communities across 22 counties.

They are working on projects to provide rural properties, farms and businesses with the UK’s best broadband speeds.

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

*Average broadband speed according to FairInternetReport.com at the time of writing.