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Sure launches 'full home fibre' trial

Sure launches 'full home fibre' trial

Thursday 13 August 2020

Sure launches 'full home fibre' trial


The residents of a Clos in St Sampson's are taking part in a 12-month trial of Sure's first 'fibre to the home' services, which is expected to make download speeds of up to 1Gbps available.

27 households in Clos Des Isles have signed up to take part, with the first of those connected last week.

Download speeds for those residents are expected to range between 250Mbps and 1Gbps.

Sure Guernsey Chief Executive Justin Bellinger said those speeds compare to an average download speed of 34Mbps on the island's fixed broadband services. 

“Our ambitious multimillion-pound investment plan, that will futureproof the island’s telecoms infrastructure and equip it for a digital future, includes the trial of a range of technologies for us to assess what is most effective and suitable for islanders and businesses," he said. 

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Pictured: Participating households will be asked to provide feedback on their experience. Mr Bellinger said that information will be used as part of Sure’s analysis of the technology’s suitability for Guernsey.

Currently, most households are connected by copper which provides islanders with a standard connection. 

"In recent years, Sure has invested millions to provide fibre to the kerb which allows more reliable and faster connections," said a Spokesman for Sure. "Installing full fibre to the home, like in this trial, is the last step to allow households in Guernsey to enjoy the full capability of the technology including speeds of up to 1Gbps."

Clos Des Isles was selected for the trial due to its proximity to the existing fibre technology in Admiral Park.

Pictured top: The work undertaken by Sure’s engineers for this trial will build on the 500km of fibre already installed in the island.

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