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Internet provider is putting roots down in Inverness

By Scott Maclennan

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Giganet is putting roots down in Inverness.
Giganet is putting roots down in Inverness.

Internet provider Giganet is offering three months free broadband to cities across Scotland.

With the surge in demand for faster, more reliable broadband, almost 360,000 homes in Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Renfrewshire, Stirling, Glasgow, and Edinburgh can now benefit from the internet services provider's (ISP) full fibre-enabled broadband.

And its great news for environmentally conscious consumers as, Giganet, often recognised for its bright yellow vans, is going green, with a commitment to plant a tree for every new Scottish customer.

Tanya Thorne, chief marketing officer at Giganet, said: “We take topics such as the climate emergency very seriously, and moreover, we act. Doing the right thing for our planet is something we are passionate about. Through our partnership with Ecologi, each new Scottish customer will contribute to supporting local reforestation in the United Kingdom, with schemes in Ayrshire and Mull, adding further trees to our 22,000+ strong forest.”

Tanya Thorne.
Tanya Thorne.

Giganet’s full fibre will allow households to stream data-intensive video like 4K films, conference call on teams without glitches, get immersed in multi-player gaming without the lag, and effortlessly support multiple devices being used at the same time.

Full fibre networks use 100 per cent fibre optic cables to carry data all the way from the exchange to the home, which differs from most digital infrastructure today. In fact, less than 40 per cent of premises in Scotland can currently connect to it, with Scotland still lagging behind the UK by almost 5 per cent in the full fibre broadband rollout race.

Speaking about Giganet launching to households in Scotland on February 17, Ms Thorne added: “We pride ourselves in putting the customer first; offering excellent customer service, honest and transparent pricing, and flexible packages suited to all. With the cost of living rising and household budgets being squeezed across the UK, we are delighted to be offering our new Scottish customers three months free on a 12-month contract with no exit fees.

“Our partnership with CityFibre already allows us to offer services to Scottish businesses and I am delighted that our award-winning services are now available to Scottish homes. By combining the best standards in customer services with a robust full fibre network, we can guarantee homes in towns and cities across Scotland can now experience the holy grail in connectivity – high speed and incredible reliability”.

Last year, the ISP scooped the coveted award for Overall Fibre Provider of the Year at the 2022 Fibre Provider Awards.

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