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The future starts here

All of our lives are becoming increasingly digital and internet services are more vital than ever. Guernsey Fibre is providing fast, stable, reliable connections to every property, bringing the possibility of 2 Gigabit-per-second coverage to all.

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Improving island life

Watch what some familiar local faces say about what high speed Fibre connectivity means to them, why Guernsey needs Fibre, and how it is improving island life.

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Fibre everywhere

Rolling out fibre broadband around the island is a huge and exciting undertaking. 45% of the island's properties have access to fibre*, and the plan is to deliver fibre to almost all of the island's 30,000 properties by the end of 2026. 

*As at November 2023

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Ultrafast speeds for all

Guernsey Fibre is going to cover the whole island with even faster broadband, bringing the possibility of 2 Gigabit-per-second coverage to all. That’s 125 times faster than today’s basic connection speed*. 

This new fibre network will support our digital lives in every way. It’s a big step forward in fast and stable connection speeds that will benefit you in your home, whether working, learning, or being entertained. One fibre connection will offer you gaming, HD streaming, remote access, and video conferencing. From your inbox to your Xbox, Guernsey Fibre has you covered.

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Fibre for life

Unlike a copper telecoms network, fibre optic cables are extremely resilient to heat, humidity and extreme weather conditions, so we are future-proofing your home’s connectivity for years to come as well as providing a more reliable broadband experience for islanders. 

Our fibre broadband network will ensure that you can keep up with technological advancements, and multiple users in the same house can play games online, shop, download films, work, stay in touch with friends and listen to music, all at the same time.   

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Fibre is greener

Fibre is a more sustainable option. The amount of energy needed to send light through a fibre optic cable is considerably less than what is needed to transmit an electrical signal through copper cables, so there will also be emissions savings. This project will make Guernsey's broadband both more efficient and more environmentally friendly.  

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A fibre-powered economy

Guernsey Fibre is a crucial project for the island, that is boosting economic and social prospects, and one we are hugely proud to deliver.  

It's a massive engineering project to upgrade all of broadband and landlines. So we are using local suppliers wherever possible, meaning millions of pounds is being spent with Guernsey businesses and 75 extra jobs. 

It's also allowing digital businesses to thrive and have the flexibility to be based anywhere on the island, expanding economic possibilities and fostering creativity and entrepreneurialism.

This uplift in productivity from the ability to work seamlessly from anywhere is expected to provide a 1.1% boost to the economy, all thanks to Guernsey Fibre.**

** Source: FTTH Council (2014) – “providing full fibre to just half of all premises could result in a 1.1% rise in annual GDP” 

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Giving you choice

Sure’s Guernsey Fibre network is, of course, available to all internet service providers on a fair and equitable basis, meaning you have the choice who supplies your fibre.

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Fibre for work

Guernsey Fibre is enabling a seamless learning and working from home experience, with the extra speeds and stability facilitating remote access and video conferencing, and keeping you connected. The quicker uploads and downloads, no buffering and quality connections all enhance working from home and power your flexible lifestyle.

To access the full speed available of 1Gbps, 1.5Gbps and 2Gbps services from the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) within your premises, you’ll need a 2.5Gbps capable router (equipped with both a 2.5Gbps WAN & LAN port) and to undertake the following:

  • Replace the RJ45 cable connecting your router to the ONT with a CAT 6 (or higher rated) cable. If you have a ‘cable tidy’ box fitted directly beneath the ONT, remove the two screws and the cover, swap out the RJ45 cable (ensuring that you don’t dislodge any other cables) and refit the cover and screws. Connect the other end of the RJ45 cable to the 2.5Gbps WAN port on your router. If your router has a built-in speed test facility, use that, for best results. If not, continue to the step below.
  • To speed test using another device (e.g. desktop or laptop PC), plug another CAT 6 (or higher rated) cable into a 2.5Gbps LAN port on your router and connect the other end to your device using an Ethernet to USB-C adaptor. A device speed test should be undertaken using an App, rather than run via an internet browser. Other means of testing (including using Wi-Fi) are likely to produce unrealistic results.

2Gbps achievable speed proven via Guernsey Fibre testing, on 30/10/23, using the above steps,with an ASUS TUF AX6000 Router.