AN INTERNET service provider is extending its broadband network to a Dorset town.

Jurassic Fibre has announced it is extending its 'unrivalled' broadband network to Sherborne, with the first businesses and residential users expected to have full fibre connectivity by the end of the year.

Sherborne will be the first location in Dorset to have the service, following two years of close cooperation between Jurassic Fibre and Dorset Council, with more towns expected to follow suit.

Deputy leader of Dorset Council Peter Wharf said: "It is one of our main priorities to improve broadband connections across Dorset and we have been working closely with suppliers like Jurassic Fibre to help achieve this.

"Access to fast reliable broadband has never been so important and I am delighted for those residents and businesses in Sherborne who will soon be able to benefit from the next generation of connectivity."

The announcement represents a key milestone for the Exeter-based internet service provider, which has already rolled out is ultrafast broadband to towns and villages across Devon and Somerset, including Honiton and Barnstaple. Internet will also soon be provided to towns including Yeovil and Taunton.

Jurassic Fibre is supported by a £250m investment from Fern Trading to build its own full fibre network across Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

Over the coming years, the company, which was founded in 2018, plans to extend its network to more than 350,000 premises in the south west.

Michael Maltby, chief executive and founder of Jurassic Fibre, has a goal to future-proof the broadband infrastructure in the south west for years to come, providing the best connectivity to communities which have not always had such good internet connection.

Mr Maltby said: "We're delighted to announce that we are now extending our award-winning broadband network to Sherborne,

"The town represents the start of our expansion into Dorset and will provide Sherborne and its surrounding communities with unrivalled connectivity.

"When it comes to broadband, Jurassic Fibre doesn't just offer faster speeds; we provide superior performance, greater reliability and a genuine commitment to customer care. We look forward to announcing further locations over the coming months."

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