Macmillan Cancer Support

Communications boost for local cancer charity, with JT partnership

JT’s 600 plus people have always played a key role when it comes to choosing which charities will benefit from their annual fundraising and volunteering activities.  Having people with an active interest in their communities means they have strong connections to organisations that make a real difference.

This year, across the seven global locations where JT have an office, people unanimously decided in their annual ballot that charities which support people living with cancer and their families would be the focus of their giving and support in 2020.   The Jersey office has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey, who offer support to anyone affected by cancer in the island, and their team in Guernsey will partner with Guernsey Cancer support.

Lauren Perchard-Rees, Macmillan Jersey’s Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to be partnering with JT, a team that is clearly passionate about being part of what we do. With their digital expertise and telecoms infrastructure, we are hoping to take our fundraising to a new level, using automated donations and planning ‘drop-in’ sessions in JT’s Queen Street store.   Over half of those that use Macmillan Jersey’s services are friends and family of people who have been diagnosed. Together with JT, we will be helping keep families connected to their loved ones while being away from home for treatment and care.”

Tamara O’Brien, Group head of Customer Expreience said: “With nearly 2,000 cancer diagnoses a year in the Channel Islands, the chances are we all know someone, likely more than one person, who has been affected in some way by this disease.

“For this reason alone, we are all fully committed to supporting Macmillan Jersey and Guernsey Cancer Support as they care for our loved ones. It’s important to us that we get involved with causes that are dedicated to helping others because without additional support, many services would not be so readily available.”

Helping local charities and initiatives is embedded into JT’s culture; it’s a great way to bring people together and give back to the places we call home. We will be working with Macmillan Jersey and Guernsey Cancer Support to make the best use of our expertise to help develop their digital patient services and make a positive impact where it is most needed.

Over the past 12 months, JT teams have raised over £21,000 for charities around the world also supporting our Australian colleagues in the aftermath of the recent devastating bush fires.

Check our latest JT Presents video featuring Macmillan Cancer Support > 



Tamara OBrien - Digital Ace

JT supports Digital Ace in helping families growing up in a Connected World

JT’s retail team will be manning an exhibition stand at this year’s Digital ACE event organised by Digital Greenhouse on Saturday 8th February between midday and 5 pm at Beau Sejour.

This popular annual event takes place ahead of National Safer Internet Day, attracting high numbers of visitors keen to know more about the latest technology and e-safety advice, numbers are expected to exceed last year’s attendance of 3,000 throughout the day. The exhibition features many of Guernsey’s leading tech and digital organisations under one roof, providing both adults and children with a fun interactive day out to learn about e-safety in today’s digital world.

The JT team have lots of information to share about how best to use electronic devices and the Internet, which will empower families to learn, explore and manage their online lives in a positive and safe way.

Visitors to the JT stand will be able to try out the latest gaming console from Nintendo, which is a real example of how modern technology can help with creativity and development. We also have a competition to win a Nintendo Switch and Labo VR Kit, which is a series of DIY kits for building, from cardboard, your very own Toy-Con creations. This is about encouraging children to build and learn in both a virtual and a real environment, encouraging both ‘real world’ manual dexterity as well as virtual gaming skill.

Tamara O’Brien, Deputy Managing Director JT (Guernsey) commented:

“As a parent of a young daughter myself I’m also focussed on finding the right balance between our connected lives and our real lives.  Increasingly our schools encourage homework to be completed online and of course technology is firmly embedded into our education and school systems.  So, this show is a great way to discover the latest technology, understand how to maintain that balance and hear the latest thinking on helping our children stay safe online.”

For anyone who can’t join us at Digital ACE, JT’s High Street shop team are always happy to see people instore and help with useful information and friendly advice on the latest range of technology and help customers with enabling Internet routers to block certain sites, or seeing first-hand the devices we have available to help them stay in control online

All JT’s advice and guidance is available online at: https://www.jtglobal.com/global/e-safety/



Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT

Broadband speeds to double to a minimum of 500 Mbit/s for all broadband subscribers

Being recognised during 2019 as the first jurisdiction in the world to make full-fibre available to every broadband user and being listed as the third fastest country/territory in the world in terms of broadband speeds was a huge milestone for JT and Jersey.[1]

The next stage in the JT published roadmap is to further increase the minimum speeds available to all subscribers. We are therefore pleased to announce that the JT network will be using its full-fibre network to deliver an increase to minimum broadband speeds from 250 Mbit/s to 500 Mbit/s for all subscribers.

Our engineers will be starting this work on Monday 13th January 2020 and then steadily introduce the increased speeds for all users over the course of that week.

Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT commented: “Since we commenced our programme of installing full-fibre to replace all copper connections in Jersey, we have committed to a path of increasing the speeds delivered across that network. This is the next step in that process and will be welcomed by customers to match their growing demand for enabling their connected lives.”

Lyndon Farnham, Jersey’s Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture and Deputy Chief Minister said “This is good news and reflects well on Jersey as we enter a new decade very much on the front foot in this sector. We have invested in a unique asset on the island, which places us well ahead of most places in the world for high speed connectivity. It is therefore pleasing to see JT pressing ahead with its plans to maximise usage of this important fibre infrastructure asset.”

[1] https://www.cable.co.uk/broadband/speed/worldwide-speed-league/