A new partnership to deliver ultrafast broadband speeds to every corner of rural properties has been unveiled by Gigaclear, the full fibre, ultrafast rural broadband provider. In collaboration with Linksys, a leader in wireless connectivity, Gigaclear now offers an in-home Smart WiFi ‘mesh solution’ for its customers, delivering the highest quality WiFi performance at all times, from anywhere in their home.
The Gigaclear powered by Linksys Velop router ensures that Gigaclear’s ultrafast broadband speeds are reflected in its WiFi performance, delivering customers with a Smart WiFi package a fast, reliable internet connection.
Ultrafast fibre-to-the-property is transforming the way people living in rural communities are operating, enabling people to work from home, diversify their businesses, and stream on demand content in ultra-high definition. Up until now, WiFi performance in rural properties has been a challenge, as the material used to build a property can have a huge impact on WiFi performance. Metal, mirrors, concrete, impenetrable stone walls, large rooms and unusual property layouts are all commonplace in country homes, all of which can severely interfere with WiFi signal.
Gigaclear’s Smart WiFi ‘mesh WiFi’ solution, works by effectively throwing a ‘WiFi bubble’ over an area and is easily extendable by adding a series of interconnected nodes to expand WiFi coverage, ensuring the best connection anywhere in the home. In comparison, traditional boosters simply relay the signal, which means that the further away the user is from the router the weaker the signal.
James Lowther, Chief Marketing Officer at Gigaclear, comments: “We focus on building to rural areas, which means our customers often suffer from poor WiFi performance due to the stone construction or size of their properties. Our broadband service provides the best speeds in the UK, and we want our customers’ WiFi performance to be able to take full advantage of it.
“Linksys have significant know-how in this space and have proven to be the right partner for us, as they understand how to maximise a user’s WiFi experience. We are delighted to be working alongside them to provide our customers with not only the best broadband speeds in the UK, but the best Wi-Fi experience available.”
Stephanie Willems, VP Europe at Linksys’ parent company, Belkin International, said; “The foundation of a smart home is robust, future-proofed connectivity. The combination of Gigaclear and Linksys will bring best-in-class connectivity to areas that need it most. We built our products so that people can have strong WiFi signal strength no matter the location within the home. We are incredibly proud of our Velop products and the value adds via software we continue to deliver.”
The Linksys Velop routers are easy to install and come with an app which makes setting up easy. It also means that customers can easily troubleshoot any connectivity issues themselves. As an added bonus, Gigaclear installation engineers will set up the initial network for new customers when connecting them to the ultrafast network. For existing customers, Gigaclear will contact them directly regarding upgrading to a Smart WiFi package where they can add additional nodes to expand their WiFi network.
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