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JT Connects 1000 Homes to its 1Gbps FTTH Broadband Network on Jersey

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 (3:59 pm) - Score 1,343

JT Global (Jersey Telecom) claims to have exceeded expectations after it connected the first 1,000 homes to its new ultra-fast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), with around 3% choosing to take their 100Mbps (Megabits per second) service.

The project is part of JT’s wider Gigabit Jersey initiative, which ultimately aims to roll-out FTTH services to 42,000 homes and businesses within the next 3 years (completion in 2016). As it stands the network has already “passed” 15,000 homes and installation work is understood to have commended for a further 8,000 properties.

Graeme Millar, CEO of JT, said:

We are very proud to be introducing one of the first ubiquitous networks and being credited in the FTTH Council’s recent independent global gigabit report underpins our efforts and highlights that Jersey is now one of the most connected places in the world. Being recognised as one of the most digitally advanced jurisdictions in the world provides an excellent profile raising opportunity for the islands as a whole, in a White Paper that will reach the global broadband market. Furthermore, to be considered as a pioneering telecom operator is another external recognition of our commitment to putting the Channel Islands on the digital map.”

Lee Monamy, JT’s First 1Gbps Customer, said:

As soon as fibre services were available in my area I contacted JT to upgrade my 8 Mbps ADSL line to a Gigabit connection. Having fast internet access has always been important in running my IT business from home and I was one of the first customers to get a residential ADSL line twelve years ago, so I’m absolutely delighted to be the first to experience Gigabit broadband speeds as well.”

The installation was completed in just over a week and the speed test is off the scale and much better than I expected. The bandwidth is enormous and I can see the advantages the Gigabit connection will bring to my business. JT is certainly putting us on par with the Scandinavian countries, and I am excited to be playing a part by being the first Gigabit customer.”

JT claims that its fibre broadband packages are available wherever fibre has been passed (Homes Passed) from just £17.99 a month for 2Mbps speed (10GB usage allowance) and up to £59.99 for a 1Gbps connection (50GB usage allowance).

The usage allowances might not seem very big for such fast connectivity but then each extra GigaByte of data consumed costs just 30 pence, which is well below the £1 to £2 per GB of most mainstream UK ISPs. Likewise all off-peak (night time) usage is considered “unlimited“.

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4 Responses
  1. Avatar adslmax says:

    50GB usage allowance? Are they having a laugh?

    Nobody is going to willingly exceed the allowance if they have to pay 30p per GB.

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      I’ll add a mention of that.

  2. Avatar Nick Le Lievre says:

    As a taste of what a Gigabit connection really means take a look at this http://www.speedtest.net/result/2226851026.png

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