6 May 2015: Following the recent announcement of a €50 million plus investment in Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) Internet, GO is inviting the public to experience the superfast Internet world of the future, including the opportunity to try out the much talked about Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Over the next four Saturdays, starting 9 May, a special stand will be open at The Point shopping complex in Sliema. In addition to the Oculus Rift, the stand will also showcase Ultra High Definition TV and other Internet powered devices which will become common household items with the roll out of superfast Internet. Visitors to the stand will also be able to learn more about GO’s fibre services.
Kurt Camilleri, Chief Commercial Officer at GO, said, “GO’s recent announcement about the roll out of Fibre-To-The-Home has generated a lot of curiosity about what superfast Internet will actually mean in our daily lives. There is, in fact, a world of new opportunities opening up, in business, leisure, entertainment, and even in how we manage the more mundane things like making breakfast. Over the next four Saturdays, starting 9 May, anyone who is interested in the future is welcome to come over to The Point and get a taste of what having a fibre connection that goes straight into your home modem actually feels like.”
More than 17,000 homes, located mostly in Sliema and areas of St. Julian’s and Lija are in fact already able to access FTTH connections and GO internet subscribers in these areas can now switch their Internet service to fibre, even if they choose to remain on their current Internet plans, in order to future proof their homes. Customers in these areas who wish to start enjoying the benefits of GO fibre immediately will also be able to select from new superfast Internet plans which will be announced shortly.