JT Jersey (formerly Jersey Telecom) has announced the connection of the 10,000th fibre broadband subscriber on the island. As part of the company’s five-year ‘Gigabit Jersey’ programme, which aims to switch all premises in Jersey from the old copper broadband network to the new fibre-optic network, the company noted that the 10,000 figure includes both JT Jersey and Sure Jersey customers. Commenting on the development, JT’s Gigabit Director Dave Newbold said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have reached this very important landmark in our Gigabit Jersey programme which is already revolutionising the way Islanders use the internet and bringing many advantages for Jersey. I am pleased to confirm that we are on track to complete the programme on budget by the end of 2016.’
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in June 2014 JT Jersey confirmed that 8,479 fibre broadband customers had had their service upgraded ahead of schedule. With the telco at that date saying it had completed the current phase of improvements to the island’s broadband services, it noted that the work involved improving download speeds for all those connected via fibre to a guaranteed 50Mbps downstream. Meanwhile, alongside announcing the network upgrade, JT Jersey also noted that 33% of its customers had been switched across to its fibre infrastructure, while confirming it aims to have all subscribers migrated before the end of 2016.