Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT

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

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/

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