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Superfast broadband has arrived in Wokefield. Many  premises have now been connected or will be soon.

Please visit the postcode checker on the Gigaclear website to find out if you can get connected.


This is previous information with links which may still be useful/of interest:


West Berkshire District Council have signed a contract with Gigaclear plc to deliver a new, ultrafast, fibre-to-the-premises broadband network to properties not already addressed by Phase 1 of the Superfast Broadband project.

Anyone connected will be able to receive broadband speeds from 50Mbps up to 1000Mbps.  Currently most premises in Wokefield get barely 4Mbps.

The project will install a fibre-optic connection point at the roadside by properties not already connected.  There will be a one-off £100 connection charge to connect the property to the network and then a variable monthly charge depending on the speed required. In addition it will be possible to route phones over this network.

Households already receiving the current Superfast Broadband will be able to switch to the new network if Gigaclear’s cables pass their property but the connection costs will be different.

Gigaclear are still finalizing their implementation plans but Wokefield is currently scheduled for Phase 3 (Sept 2016 –  Feb 2017). Follow this link to see a recent presentation from Gigaclear to a recent Parish Councillors conference which details their current plans: Gigaclear Presentation

For more information, visit Gigaclear’s website:


Use Post Code Checker and scroll to the bottom of the screen to see commercial packages and updates on Key Dates.



Superfast Berkshire is a project aiming to improve broadband speed and coverage across Berkshire in the areas that are not commercially viable to the private sector. It is part of a UK national initiative (led by Broadband Delivery UK) and backed by all six Berkshire unitary authorities and the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Click here Superfast Berkshire  for further details on the set up and structure of the project.

Principal objectives for West Berkshire are to provide the widest possible coverage of superfast broadband (greater than 24 Mbit/s) to >  94% of all premises and provide basic broadband (greater than 2Mbit/s) for all other premises  by 2017

The project is in two phases, the first for completion by September 2015, the second by   2017.  Most of Wokefield will be addressed in the second phase which commences April 2015.

You can help to demonstrate the high level of demand for better broadband in Berkshire by registering your interest in receiving an improved level of broadband service “to your home” here Register interest in Superfast Broadband .

There is a continual drive to extend superfast broadband to the more rural areas of the UK so its not too late.

This link will show parish by parish how many people have expresed an interest in obtaining Superfast Broadband Superfast Broadband Registration Map