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Gigabit Networks unites with Derby Rugby Football Club in a new sponsorship deal

May 31, 2022
Chris Farrar
Gigabit Ultra Reliable Full Fibre Broadband

Midlands-based broadband provider Gigabit Networks is thrilled to announce it will be sponsoring the Derby Rugby Football Club (DRFC) this year.

The collaborative deal, which is expected to be the start of a longstanding relationship between the two, is inspired by Gigabit Networks’ mission to bring new connectivity benefits and award-winning levels of service to the Derby community.

“Through this sponsorship, Gigabit Networks will provide access to a host of benefits and rewards for our club, its members and our supporters,” says Mike Carr, Commercial Chair of DRFC. “We cannot wait to embark on this journey with Gigabit as already they have shown a great deal of commitment to serving the local community.”

Part of the new collaboration, DRFC members (that live in DE1, DE22, DE23, DE24 and DE72 postcodes) will enjoy exclusive offers on full fibre home broadband – and for every order placed, a significant financial contribution will be made to the benefit of the club.

Since its launch in Derby last year, the telecommunications provider has been working alongside CityFibre, the UK’s second largest full fibre digital infrastructure provider, to develop over 280 Gigabit cities and towns across the UK.

Dan Ilett, Co-Founder of Gigabit Networks explains: “We have been focusing our efforts on building long standing partnerships with organisations and businesses that share the same passion for community development as we do.”

This month the company also announced another sponsorship deal with Derbyshire County Cricket Club, showing its steadfast efforts in building local relations as a regional CityFibre Champion. 

“As part of this sponsorship deal, we will be giving all members of the Derby Rugby Football Club exclusive offers on our Gigabit connectivity services and products,” David Yates, Co-founder of the community-centric ISP confirms.

Through full fibre infrastructure, made up of 100% fibre optic cables, Gigabit Networks services are faster, more efficient, and more reliable than legacy copper networks. Across all residential products, customers can experience download speeds of up to 930Mbps – and members of the DRFC club will have access to this at exclusive price points with a financial contribution made to the Club per order.

As the digital divide in Derby improves, with more residents and businesses in the city having access to ground-breaking connectivity, Gigabit Networks is making plans to launch into other cities within the Midlands soon.

To stay tuned and find out more information on the services and partnership programme Gigabit Networks offers, visit

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