Ultrafast fibre broadband provider, Gigaclear, has switched to Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, who provide green electricity generated from the wind and the sun.

Gigaclear specialise in connecting rural communities by installing full fibre broadband straight into the home, connecting 50,000 properties to date, with 70,000 expected by the end of the year.

Ecotricity will supply green electricity to Gigaclear’s existing network of 82 broadband sites and will soon be working with the company to install smart meters, with several new connections going live each week – as the network grows at an impressive speed.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, said: “Switching to green energy is the biggest single thing – and the easiest thing – that any business can do to cut the emissions that cause air pollution and climate change.

"By switching to green energy, Gigaclear will reduce the environmental impact of their own operations, while supporting Britain’s energy independence and the green economy.

"By signing up to Ecotricity they’ll also get award-winning customer service, can consolidate all sites under one easy bill, benefit from smart metering services and may even be offered on-site renewable generation – so customers make energy right where they use it."

Greg Kurnikov, head of installations and maintenance at Gigaclear, said: “From the get go the Ecotricity team have been really friendly and eager to set up the account in a way that suits us.

"We’re on a fixed deal which can be reviewed quarterly and brings all of our bills together into a single PDF, so the whole process is a lot simpler now. Best of all, they’re a green supplier and they’re cheaper than the deal we were on, so they tick all the boxes as we’re getting better commercial terms with better service."