LinesearchbeforeUdig (LSBUD) is proud to welcome Gigaclear as one of its newest members, having gone live on the service from 27 March 2017.
LinesearchbeforeUdig is proud to welcome Gigaclear as one of the latest asset owners to protect its assets through the LinesearchbeforeUdig (LSBUD) service.
Gigaclear was founded in December 2010 by its Director and Chief Executive, Matthew Hare. The company is dedicated to building and operating ultrafast, pure fibre-to-the-premises broadband networks in rural Britain. It has delivered to over 35,000 properties to date across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Worcestershire.
Gigaclear builds networks using commercial investment but it has also been awarded contracts as part of the Government-subsidised BDUK programme. Since December 2016, Gigaclear has been selected as the preferred supplier for new a range of new BDUK contracts for Ultrafast networks in rural areas including areas in Devon and Somerset, Northamptonshire and Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.
The Gigaclear team needed a solution that could provide responses without delay for many types of third parties, including other asset owners, contractors, councils, landowners, farmers and the general public.
Adam Lancefield, Lead Planner, Gigaclear commented:
“We are very happy to be joining the growing collection of asset owners on LSBUD. The service gives us excellent protection for our assets and provides a quick and effective solution for third parties to search and locate our network. Before joining the service, we spent a significant amount of time dealing with the small number of requests that we received. Since joining the LSBUD service the number of requests has grown 10-fold but has not had any impact on the Gigaclear Team.”
Richard Broome, Managing Director of LSBUD, said:
“We are really pleased to welcome Gigaclear as the latest Telecoms operator to protect its assets via the service. It was clear that Gigaclear’s key driver was a solution to provide excellent customer service through providing detailed information that allowed them to work safely and efficiently.
With asset owners from all sectors enjoying the benefits of LSBUD Membership, it is increasingly clear that the LSBUD service is the market leading “One Call” solution in the UK.”
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LinesearchbeforeUdig (LSBUD) is a free to use online search service that any individual (“User”) can use to check works against over 60 asset owners’ (“Members”) utility assets. These assets include hundreds of thousands of kilometres of underground and overhead pipes and cables in the electricity, gas, high pressure fuel, water and fibre optic networks. The LSBUD service processes over 1.75 million enquiries per annum- that’s more than one every 18 seconds.
The service is designed to be used by anyone that needs to know where utility assets (pipes and cables) are in order to work safely. This includes:
- Fencing installers
- Private Individuals
…and many more. Enquiries can be for simply checking what is there for future requirements or for immediate use, i.e. for an urgent excavation. Works can be of any scale from a highway scheme to simply replacing a garden fence.
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