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Partnership announced for ground-breaking fibre broadband service for South West businesses
Posted on: December 19th 2019
Section: Member news


New internet service provider Jurassic Fibre Limited (JFL) and South West Communications Group (swcomms) have signed an agreement to bring ultrafast fibre broadband to businesses in towns and rural communities in the South West.

JFL has begun rolling out a gigabit capable network in the region as part of a five-year infrastructure project to give businesses a guaranteed pure fibre connection that provides an industry-leading performance to small, medium and large businesses. 

Initially targeting towns and villages in East Devon, before rolling out across the wider region, this state-of-the-art network will provide some of the best connectivity in the UK, well in advance of the widely-regarded as optimistic Government full fibre target of 2026.

The JFL network in East Devon is part of a broader £250 million project to build a fibre to the premise network across the South West to cover areas including Honiton, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Teignmouth, Taunton, Dorchester, Weymouth and Yeovil, with the JFL key technical facility being co-located in swcomms’ data centre in Sowton, Exeter.

Brian Lodge, swcomms’ managing director, said: “Jurassic Fibre’s new network will be a very welcome and long-awaited connectivity option for businesses in these areas. They will now benefit from speeds of up to 10Gbps, which means they can reliably use cloud-based services and enjoy faster access to the internet and speedier file transfers and emails. This means their staff can be more productive and, ultimately, more profitable. This represents a huge opportunity for this business community.”

Michael Maltby, CEO of JFL, said: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with such a strong and well-respected partner as swcomms. Our joint offering to the region’s business community is a true step change in terms of broadband speeds and reliability. We’re proud to be delivering the most powerful fibre connectivity for the South West’s business community, helping them reach their full potential in an increasingly digital-dependent regional, national and global economy.”

Businesses can register their interest, via swcomms’ website at https://www.swcomms.co.uk/jurassic-fibre-broadband/.

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