South west internet service provider, Jurassic Fibre, today announced the start of its ultrafast broadband network build in Cornwall.
The broadband company has already rolled out its state-of-the-art network to homes and businesses across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, where many towns and villages had previously struggled with inadequate and unreliable digital connectivity.
Bude marks the start of the broadband provider’s expansion into Cornwall, with the Point of Presence site (the access location at which the Jurassic Fibre network will be situated) already live. Build through the town will start this autumn with the first homes and businesses expected to be live before the end of the year. The provider has already connected over 100,000 premises in 30 towns and villages across the south west.
Jurassic Fibre says the decision to extend its network into Cornwall signifies its commitment to “levelling up the south west, digitally, economically and socially”, and represents a substantial investment in the region, making gigabit speeds a reality for local communities in Bude.
Newly-appointed CEO Paul Hellings said: “We are committed to supporting the digital growth of the south west by connecting traditionally overlooked areas to our full fibre broadband network.
“We are delighted to announce this first step into Cornwall, and this milestone is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who are working tirelessly to get homes connected and bring local communities up to speed when it comes to broadband.
“Bude is one of the South West’s top tourist destinations, and our network will support the advancement of the town’s key economic sectors and improve the lives of the people who live and work there.
“We look forward to unveiling further announcements soon, on when homes and businesses in Bude and other areas can get connected.”