Gigaclear, a provider of high speed fibre-optic broadband to rural communities in the UK, has announced the completion of a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in the market town of Uppingham, Rutland. The rollout enables Gigaclear’s subsidiary Rutland Telecom to offer residents broadband access at speeds of up to 1Gbps. Shane James, managing director at Rutland Telecom, noted: ‘The network took just over three months to complete. Residents have remarked how smooth the construction and installation process was and reacted very positively to the new service. We are delighted to see them sharing ways to get the most from it.’ Expansion of the network to the Uppingham Gate business park is expected soon, to be followed by other parts of Uppingham and surrounding areas based on demand. Privately-funded Gigaclear was founded in December 2010 by its chief executive, Matthew Hare.