Graeme Millar, JT CEO, commented: “JT welcomes the new Jersey Telecoms Strategy as it gives a clear way forward for what we believe is a critical industry for the Island. Both from social and economic points of view.
The policy acknowledges the considerable benefit to the Island of having a full-fibre network connecting all broadband customers. That network will be finished in just a couple of months, putting Jersey in the number one spot across the world. That is, in terms of the percentage of its residents directly connected to super-fast broadband.
With a completed full-fibre broadband network, JT will be steadily increasing the speeds available for its customers in 2018. Both upload and download speeds. This is to make sure that Jersey residents and businesses can keep pace with the global digital revolution.
The policy sets out the need for an “advanced digital infrastructure” to enable the Island to drive forward both socially and economically. JT looks forward to continuing its key role in providing that infrastructure. And for making sure it is resilient, as we have done for decades through the development of the local financial services industry. This relies on its global links.
The strategy fits perfectly with our own ethos of being, ‘always on, always there, always enabling’. This will help us to push forward with our drive to make the Channel Islands one of the most digitally-connected places in the world.”
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