Jurassic Fibre

Ultrafast full-fibre broadband goes live in Barnstaple

Authored by Mary
Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 13:51

The first homes and businesses in Barnstaple can now benefit from reliable ultrafast broadband straight to their door, from internet service provider Jurassic Fibre.

The Exeter-based company’s full-fibre network went live in parts of the town this month, providing internet speeds of up to 950Mbps. The network will cover over 10,000 premises across Barnstaple, with the build expected to be completed by late summer.

Barnstaple is the latest location to go live as Jurassic Fibre extends its network into North Devon. The announcement follows the successful roll-out to towns and villages in East Devon, from areas around Sowton all the way down to Exmouth.

Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon said: “I am delighted that full-fibre is now beginning to reach North Devon. The speed offered is more than ten times what I am currently working from home with.  With new services becoming available it is vital that customers understand the differences between the technologies and providers to ensure they get the speed they need in a package that works for their family or business.  Jurassic Fibre’s arrival gives consumers extra choice at a time when broadband has never been so important to our lives.”

Jurassic Fibre CEO, Michael Maltby, comments: “We are delighted to be able to extend our broadband offering to the people of Barnstaple. This is another important step in the roll-out of our ultrafast network to communities across the region, who have typically been left behind when it comes to digital connectivity.

“By investing in a FTTP network, Jurassic Fibre plans to future-proof the broadband of the South West for years to come. This, in turn, will support the growth of the region’s economy and allow rural areas to compete with big cities when it comes to broadband.

“Alongside cutting-edge connectivity, Jurassic Fibre is passionate about offering the best local support and service.”

Jurassic Fibre is planning to invest over £250m into building its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, which will cover over 350,000 homes and businesses across the South West over the next four years. The towns of Taunton, Wellington and Bridgwater are expected to go live during the coming weeks, as Jurassic Fibre expands its network into Somerset.

FTTP means the line is fibre all the way from the exchange to your property. By removing the reliance on copper cables, much higher speeds are possible. This makes online activities such as home working and schooling, video calling, gaming and streaming ultra-high-definition TV, a reality for many, while eliminating problems such as buffering and drop-out.

Jurassic Fibre provides its customers with the flexibility of a 30-day rolling contract, with the option to change their package at any time. The company’s range of residential packages start at £25 per month.

Despite the challenges of 2020, Jurassic Fibre has surged ahead by delivering its network to over 20,000 residential and business premises locally. The company has also increased its workforce to over 200 people creating local jobs for local people as it continues to expand.

In addition to these achievements, Jurassic Fibre was recently awarded ‘Best New ISP’ at the 2020 ISPA Internet Industry and Broadband Awards, recognising the company’s growing presence in the marketplace.