WightFibre Connects 21,000 Properties, with 70,000 Properties Passed

WightFibre, the Isle of Wight’s leading broadband provider, is making a significant impact with its full-fibre broadband rollout. With 70,000 homes passed and over 21,000 delighted customers connected (making that an impressive penetration rate), WightFibre is rapidly transforming the Isle of Wight into a true Gigabit Island.

Breaking Down the Numbers:

  • 30% Market Share: WightFibre’s penetration is soaring, capturing a significant slice of the broadband market on the Island.
  • 80% Coverage: Their full-fibre network blankets 80% of all properties on the Island, bringing ultrafast connectivity to homes and businesses alike.

Looking Ahead:

  • 90% Coverage by 2025: WightFibre is on track to reach 90% coverage by the end of 2025, bridging the digital divide across the Island.
  • 98% Coverage by 2027: Their commitment extends to every corner of the Isle of Wight, even the hard-to-reach spots. They’re working closely with landlords, local authorities, and landowners to secure permissions and connect those remaining premises.
  • £3.1M in BDUK Subsidies: The BDUK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) fuels their progress, with over £3.1M in vouchers claimed to date.

John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre, shares his excitement: “Our growing customer base and unwavering loyalty speak volumes. We’re not just a provider; we’re rapidly becoming woven into the very fabric of the Isle of Wight. WightFibre’s secret sauce? Localness. It’s what sets us apart, allowing us to deliver exceptional service at competitive prices.”

Andy Matthews, Head of Greenfield at Infracapital, adds, “As WightFibre nears its 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.”

Emily Turner

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