Sure Guernsey has announced that a total of 3,000 premises, a figure it claims represents ‘more than 10% of the island’s properties’, can now connect to its full fibre broadband network. In a press release regarding the development, the telco said that all parishes on the island now have fibre equipment installed and 700 additional homes per month are able to connect to the new network.
Commenting on the development, Sure Guernsey’s CEO Justin Bellinger said: ‘The availability of ultrafast speeds, free installation and greater reliability are just some of the reasons to switch to fibre … We’ve had really positive feedback from customers who have upgraded, rating it overall 8.9 out of 10, the installation process 9.5 out of 10 and the speed 8.8 out of 10.’
Sure Guernsey has said it full fibre deployment project represents an investment of GBP37.5 million (USD45 million), GBP25 million of which is coming from the operator itself, while up to GBP12.5 million will be provided by the States of Guernsey. Under the company’s rollout plan, it aims to have all premises in the Bailiwick ‘fibre-ready’ by the end of 2025, while it says that ‘all properties [will have] to be connected to the new network by the end of 2026’.