Jurassic Fibre is backed by India’s largest IT company
A new broadband provider is aiming to offer full-fibre broadband to 350,000 homes and businesses in the southwest of England. Exeter-based Jurassic Fibre, which launched yesterday (October 1) will be rolling out a gigabit-capable network in the area. The service will be rolled out across other parts of Devon and the southwest.
Jurassic Fibre is backed by Tata Consultancy Services who have pledged considerable financial backing to expand the company as part of a £250 million infrastructure project.
Phase one of the network build will commence this autumn and will cover areas around Exeter airport, Sowton Industrial Estate, homes on the eastern side of Exeter and nearby villages including Clyst St Mary, Clyst St George, Sowton Village, Farringdon, Lympstone and Woodbury, and then south to Exmouth. The network will then roll out to cover areas including Honiton, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Teignmouth, Taunton, Dorchester, Weymouth, and Yeovil.
Residents interested in joining Jurassic Fibre can do so via their website. The company will also be running a Friendly User Testing trial, allowing customers to receive three months of free ultrafast broadband.
Jurassic Fibre CEO Michael Maltby said: “This is a big step forward for connectivity in the region and absolutely vital as more and more of the world goes truly digital. Jurassic Fibre will be working with communities, councils, businesses and consumers to develop a new fibre to the premises network, bypassing the decades-old copper one that most homes and businesses still rely on for broadband and phone landlines in the South West.”