UK-based Jurassic Fibre, which is rolling out fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure across South West England, has unveiled plans to extend coverage in the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
According to ISPreview, the operator has made separate announcements regarding its plans for each county, and in the first of these – Devon – it confirmed that new locations where it will deploy its network include Axminster, Bideford, Colyton, Crediton, Seaton and Teignmouth, as well as ‘many of the surrounding villages’. Jurassic Fibre has said it expects the first premises in these locations to be released to market ‘later this year’. Meanwhile, the operator noted that, when taking into account its existing coverage in Sowton and the villages to the East of Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Barnstaple, Sidmouth and Okehampton, it is ‘firmly on target’ to extend its network to cover over 200,000 homes and businesses across Devon in the near future.
Turning to Somerset, the towns of Chard, Crewkerne, Glastonbury, Ilminster and Street are set to gain access to the Jurassic Fibre network soon, with the first premises again to be released to market later this year. Akin to Devon, the operator has said that it expects to reach over 200,000 premises across Somerset with its infrastructure in the near future, based upon existing deployments in Bridgwater, Taunton and Wellington – where its network is already live – as well as Wincanton and Yeovil, where it will go live shortly.
Finally, in Dorset the locations where the network rollout will take place comprise Bridport, Charmouth, Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Weymouth, as well as ‘many of the surrounding villages and hamlets’. With connectivity expected to become available in these areas later this year, Jurassic Fibre has said the network development in the county will see its footprint take in more than 75,000 premises upon completion.