Islanders in Guernsey could get fibre optic broadband by 2026

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The proposals will have to be passed by the States Assembly first. Credit: PA Images

Islanders in Guernsey could get faster internet speeds if the States Assembly agree to proposals to roll out fibre optic broadband.

The £12.5 million government project would see homes and businesses get the faster broadband by 2026.

These proposals are a capped investment in the fibre programme with the work being undertaken by Sure.

The contract will be finalised subject to the States Assembly vote and to ensure fairness the negotiations with Sure have involved Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority and other networks to ensure the outcome is fair and open.