Work begins in Honiton for faster broadband coming later this year

Work has begun to bring ‘ultrafast’ broadband to Honiton later this year as Jurassic Fibre announced the next East Devon town to benefit from its £250 million project.

Honiton will join Exmouth, Clyst Honiton, Clyst St George, Clyst St Mary, Ebford, Exton, Farringdon, Aylesbeare, Lympstone, Sowton Village, Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton to receive coverage, as part of a £250 million project.

Phil Twiss, Devon county councillor for Honiton and Feniton, called the announcement ‘extremely positive news’.

Michael Maltby, Jurassic Fibre CEO, said: “Honiton represents a new phase in our journey and signifies a major step forward in our plans to improve digital connectivity in the South West.”

The company recently launched a community project, offering village halls free full fibre broadband for a year, with Farringdon and Sowton the first to sign up.

The internet provider has 140 employees and its network covers more than 14,000 residential and business premises to the East of Exeter, which it plans to increase to 20,000 over the next few months.

Honiton and Taunton have been identified as the next towns where the company plans to expand its service,

The move includes buying a warehouse for the network build across East Devon and Somerset.

SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM

Please consider helping EastDevonNews.co.uk give you more community news, views and coverage. Click the button below to make a contribution or read more about our work here

New takeaway plan for Honiton High Street is withdrawn

About Author