Bridport has become the latest Dorset town to benefit from ultrafast broadband.

Local residents and businesses will soon be able to enjoy better connectivity and speeds as internet service provider Jurassic Fibre rolls out its full fibre network acrosss the south west.

The internet service provider is currently making significant progress with its Dorset roll out, having already connected homes and businesses in 30 towns and villages in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.

Bridport and West Bay now join Dorchester, Sherborne and Weymouth as the first Dorset towns to be connected to the firm's own fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.

It is aiming to improve the connectivity of the south west with a state-of-the-art network, covering 500,000 properties by 2024.

Penny Jones, Community Engagement Officer for Jurassic Fibre, said: "This is fantastic news and a first for Bridport. Up until now, Bridport has had fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) with copper to the home.

"Jurassic Fibre’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network provides an ultrafast, ultra-reliable connection with flexibility and low prices."

Matt Galley, the company's Director of Strategic Partnerships, said: "As we become increasingly dependent on tech, our full fibre network provides a fast and reliable internet connection that, with increased capacity, future-proofs the region’s data needs.

"Our network will not only support residents and businesses in their daily lives, it will also encourage future investment in the region."

Parts of West and North Bridport are already live, with a big push set for early 2023 to cover Central and South Bridport as well as West Bay.

They are hoping to cover the majority of Bridport homes within the next year, before beginning the roll out in surrounding villages.

Local residents can meet the Jurassic Fibre team at Bridport Christmas Cheer on Wednesday December 7 from 4pm, opposite Bucky Doo Square.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to check the status of their property and register their interest at