Jersey Telecom (JT) have passed a milestone, the 10,000th customer is now live and taking a service from the Fibre to the Home network that is being rolled out across the island and will replace the old copper network.
"I am delighted to have been switched to the new fibre network and so far my family and I have been very impressed with the improvements in internet speed, reliability and the whole installation experience. As the 10,000th fibre customer we are being given the Gigabit service for a year which is something we might not have chosen for ourselves but it is very exciting as we now have the opportunity to experience superfast broadband in our own home. I’m sure this will change the way we use the internet in the future and we’re looking forward to seeing the many new ways we can enjoy it as a family."Dr Kathleen Flambard on being the 10,000th customer
This is some 1,600 new sign-ups in 6 to 7 weeks as a figure of 8,479 subscribers was reported in June. The price of the Gigabit service at £59.99 is not that high for the speeds it provides, but the it will be interesting to see the feedback on the usage allowance of just 100GB per month (unmetered overnight). With digital download games often breaking 20GB in size (e.g. Titanfall on Xbox One) a house with a penchant for buying games online and also watching streamed TV may find itself hitting the allowance before the end of a month.
The JT Fibre roll-out is set to complete by the end of 2016, which should see 42,000 premises using the FTTH/FTTP network.