Gigaclear Test Drives 5Gbps Residential Internet Broadband Service

By: Michael Hemsworth - Nov 18, 2015
References: gigaclear & geeky-gadgets
There aren't many broadband service providers out there offering anything quite like Gigaclear, which has just begun testing out a new service that would enable users to reach speeds of up to 5Gbps. Being made available to 10,000 homes in the UK during the trial run, the Gigaclear service doesn't come cheap and will cost consumers £399 a month, whereas businesses will face a £1500 bill.

Making a public announcement regarding the advanced broadband service, Gigaclear has stated: "Available to customers from early 2016 through Gigaclear’s existing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, the ultrafast service significantly reduces the time taken to upload and download large files. For example, to download a 1,500MB video can take up to eight minutes on an average UK broadband service. This improves to two minutes on Gigaclear’s 100Mbps service, but will take between just four and six seconds with the new 5Gbps package."