Jersey steps up offshore internet battle

The development, backed by the Itex Group and the Jersey Electricity Company, will provide secure, non-stop computering and communications to thousands of e-commerce companies whose servers are expected to be hosted by the centre.

The facility is connected directly to a new fibre optic telecommunications link to mainland Europe, which is being built alongside the Channel Island’s electricity grid.

Chris Evans, a director of Itex, said: ‘This alliance lays the foundation on which Jersey can become the offshore e-business hub for Europe in the same way Bermuda is positioned for North America.’

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