Guernsey has benefited from even faster broadband speeds from 1 November.
As the fibre network rollout continues across the island, the speed of services available is increasing up to 2 Gigabit per second (Gbps), enabled by the deployment of the latest fibre technology.
Guernsey’s fibre network is already the fastest in the Channel Islands and doubling the top speed is positive news for the island’s connectivity and economy. This is double what most UK consumers can access and helps future-proof the island.
Benefits from this upgrade include:
- New hyperfast fibre broadband speeds.
- Symmetrical speeds – upload speeds will equal download speeds.
- Speed uplifts for every fibre broadband plan.
- Free upgrades for all existing Sure Fibre customers.
Two new fibre packages have been launched – Hyperfast fibre broadband with speeds of 1.5Gbps, and Hyperfast Plus fibre broadband at 2Gbps.
Additionally, all other fibre broadband plans have had their upload speeds increased to match the download speeds – giving Guernsey broadband users up to 950Mbps extra upload speed, for the same price.
Sure’s Head of Consumer, Mike Fawkner-Corbett, said: “We are proud to provide access to the fastest broadband network in the Channel Islands with an incredible new top speed of 2Gbps – double the speed that the average UK consumer can get.
“Thousands of residents and businesses are already enjoying our superfast fibre speeds, and those speeds are about to become even better value for money as we are upgrading all existing Sure fibre users for free during November.”
“Sure’s Fibre products offer superior internet access allowing slicker working from home slicker, better high-definition TV streaming, and enhancing online gaming. Customers won’t need to take any action to benefit from the increase as this will be done remotely. Landlines on fibre will be unaffected.”
Mike continued: “We would like to remind people who haven’t yet changed their broadband and landline to fibre that it is free to switch. They’ll then be able to enjoy the dramatically faster internet speeds with fibre”.