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More than 21,000 homes and businesses on Isle of Wight are now using WightFibre

WightFibre, the Isle of Wight’s leading broadband provider, is making significant strides with its full-fibre broadband rollout. With 70,000 homes passed and over 21,000 satisfied customers enjoying the service, WightFibre is transforming the Isle of Wight into a Gigabit Island.

Breaking Down the Numbers:

  • 30% Market Share: WightFibre’s market penetration is soaring, capturing a substantial share of the island’s broadband market.
  • 80% Coverage: Our full-fibre network covers 80% of all properties on the island, providing ultrafast connectivity to both homes and businesses.

Looking Ahead:

  • 90% Coverage by 2025: WightFibre is on track to achieve 90% coverage by the end of 2025, bridging the digital divide across the island.
  • 98% Coverage by 2027: We are committed to reaching every corner of the Isle of Wight, including hard-to-reach areas, by working closely with landlords, local authorities, and landowners to secure necessary permissions.

£3.1M in BDUK Subsidies: The BDUK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) has fuelled progress, with over £3.1 million in vouchers claimed to date.

WightFibre cabinet on the Isle of Wight

More Than Just Speed: WightFibre’s PlumeTM Homepass App offers:

  • Smart Features: WightFibre customers benefit from app and device prioritization, advanced parental controls, and internet freezes, offering a seamless digital experience.
  • AI-Driven Security: Keeps your online world safe by blocking unwanted sites and providing peace of mind.
  • Energy Efficiency: Automatic power-saving mode reduces power consumption when your WiFi is not in use, promoting environmental sustainability.

John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre, expresses his enthusiasm: “Our growing customer base and unwavering loyalty speak volumes. We’re not just a provider; we’re becoming an integral part of the Isle of Wight. WightFibre’s secret sauce? Localness. It sets us apart, allowing us to deliver exceptional service at competitive prices.”

Andy Matthews, Head of Greenfield at Infracapital, adds, “As WightFibre nears completion on the Island, we are very pleased with the progress. This is a real success story, and the connectivity will bring social inclusion, jobs, and many wider benefits to its communities.”

Lisa Baker is Group Editor for the Need to See IT Publishing Group. Lisa writes about HR, Technology, Health, the Environment and Business.
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