Since 2010, Gigaclear have been working closely with rural communities across England to bring fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband to where it is needed most and as part of their broadband rollout programme Gigaclear are planning their network build to include Hailey. Just like other utilities, building their network involves digging trenches in private land (with permission), the carriageway, verges, and paths. Attached is a copy of their Stakeholder Brochure which explains more about Gigaclear and the work that they do; also included is a copy of their Frequently Asked Questions document.
In the coming weeks, you may see their contractors in the area validating their plans. Validation is when they walk the mapped-out route, identifying details within the plans that may need adjusting to make sure that they can build as planned. They are also in the process of confirming whether Hailey residents and businesses are eligible for the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme. Once this has been determined they will provide further details.
There is currently no timeline for when works may commence, but they will keep us updated on their progress. Before they commence excavations, they will write to all residents included in the build programme informing them of the works that are taking place and what to expect during this period. If residents would like to get in touch with them, please contact their dedicated Network Build Care team on the details below:
Phone: 01865 591137