Our expanding network
Working hard to bring full-fibre broadband to your area

Full-fibre • Ultrafast • Future-proof

Full-fibre broadband from WightFibre uses the latest technology made from optical fibre rather than copper. WightFibre full-fibre broadband uses this fibre optic cabling all the way from the exchange into your home. This compares to the Openreach network used by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and others, which uses fibre to the cabinet but then copper twisted pair from the cabinet to the home.

More Reliable

Bad weather or lots of people on the Internet at the same time might mean your current service sometimes drops out. With fewer electrical components in the network full-fibre broadband is more reliable and is not affected by the weather.

Easy to Install

Our expert engineers will lay a cable from the street by a route we agree with you into your home to your desired location. They will put everything back as it was and won’t leave until your full-fibre, ultrafast and future-proof broadband is up and running.

Wayleaves

You might have heard the term Wayleave mentioned alongside our network expansion. It might seem complicated at first, but a Wayleave is simply the consent that WightFibre can carry out work on privately owned land or property. Whether you’re a developer, housing association, local authority, landlord or tenant, an access agreement must be obtained before WightFibre can install and maintain equipment on private land.

It’s really straightforward to get the access agreement you need to get your premises connected to our awesome services. For individual customers who are homeowners, to make things easy, the Wayleave is already included in our standard terms and conditions.

Download Wayleave document

Where are we currently doing roadworks?

Advance notice of WORKS in SANDOWN
WightFibre would like to advise you that, as part of the project to deliver full-fibre, ultrafast, future-proof broadband across the Isle of Wight, works comprising excavation of foot and/or carriageway will take place as follows:
WORCESTER CLOSE
26th July to 29th July*
• Day work only – 08:00 to 17:00 hrs
• Road closure but there will be vehicular access for residents – there
may be some short delays
• Pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions.
STATION AVENUE
7th JULY to 9th AUGUST*

• Road-crossing will be done as evening work 18:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs with road closures to through traffic only between 26th July and 9th August
• Providing work can be carried out safely there will be no daytime road closures but these may be put in place if necessary– these will not affect bus routes
• All works carried out in strict accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• Footway closure but pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions
• Due to the narrowness of the road and to help to prevent road closures it would be greatly appreciated if vehicles could be parked well away from working areas

AVENUE ROAD – full length, works in sections
– between Morton Common and Broadway – evening/night works 18:30 hrs to 23:00 hours
– Broadway to High Street – day work 08:00* hrs to 17:00* hrs
14th June to 22nd July*
• One way system with diversion plus traffic lights in operation
• Pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a
requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions.

CARTER ST – 7th July to 13th August*

GRAFTON ST- 7th July to 22nd July*
GRAFTON LANE -19th July to 21st July*

QUEENS RD-20th July to 29th July*

• Traffic management – road closure to through traffic but
• Resident/delivery vehicular access – maintained
• Pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions
• 18:00 hrs – 08:00 hrs – no night works

Advance notice of WORKS in RYDE
WightFibre would like to advise you that, as part of the project to deliver full-fibre, ultrafast, future-proof broadband across the Isle of Wight, works comprising excavation of foot and/or carriageway will take place as follows:

Royal Walk – whole road in sections – 6th July to 13th July*
Solent Close – whole road in sections – 13th July to 22nd July*
Queens Walk – whole road in sections– 21st July to 29th July*

• Traffic management – give-and-take without traffic lights
• Pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions
• Resident/delivery vehicular access – maintained
• 08:00 to 17:00 hrs -no night works
• There may be some weekend work

We would like to assure you that we shall be doing all we can to minimise the impact of the work and the following measures will be in place:
• Traffic Management – Traffic Lights will be in operation 24/7 and will be manned at
peak times with on-going review
• Access to residents, businesses & deliveries maintained*
*contractors will work to ensure essential access at all times – there may be very slight
delays on occasion, but these will be kept to a minimum
• Work will commence at the junction with School Lane so as to progress away from
the School site as much as possible prior to School re-opening
• Work will be carried out in sections of not more than 50 metres at one time
• The temporary walkway will be manned
• Representatives of WightFibre and the contractor will be on-site at all times
• Although there is no bus-service directly associated with the school, Southern Vectis
bus-stops will be re-located as required and the company are in daily consultation
with WightFibre
• If these are your waste collection days, they will remain the same. However, the
collection will take place before daily works begin. Therefore, please ensure your
waste or recycling is at the kerbside before 7am on your normal collection day, the
council cannot return for waste set out late. You may set your waste or recycling out
from 7pm the night before your collection
• These works will be carried out in strict accordance with the New Roads & Street
Works Act 1991

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Advance notice of WORKS in VENTNOR

WightFibre would like to advise you that, as part of the project to deliver full-fibre, ultrafast, future-proof broadband across the Isle of Wight, excavation and reinstatement of foot and/or carriageway will take place as follows:
LOWTHERVILLE ROAD
• Whole road in sections

21 June to 23 July*

For Health and Safety reasons parking restrictions will apply in vicinity of works (please heed signs in place)

• No Traffic lights – give-and-take flow

DOWN LANE
• Whole road in sections

14th of July to 23rd of July*

• Traffic management – give-and-take without traffic lights
• Pedestrian access to all properties a priority – to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions
• Resident/delivery vehicular access – maintained
• 08:00 to 17:00 hrs -no night works
• There may be some weekend work

Advance notice of WORKS in EAST COWES

WightFibre would like to advise you that, as part of the project to deliver full-fibre, ultrafast, future-proof broadband across the Isle of Wight, excavation and reinstatement of foot and/or carriageway will take place as follows:

*contractors will work to ensure essential access at all times – there may be very slight delays on occasion but these will be kept to a minimum
These works will be carried out in strict accordance with the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 and pedestrian access to all properties is a priority; in order to facilitate this there may be a requirement to put in place a number of fully signed pedestrian diversions.

WightFibre would like to assure you that we will work with our civil engineering contractors and the local authorities to keep disruption to the minimum and although the works are scheduled for the above dates we will endeavour to complete them as quickly as possible.

Household waste and recycling collection

If these are your waste collection days, they will remain the same. However, the collection will take place before daily works begin. Therefore, please ensure your waste or recycling is at the kerbside before 7am on your normal collection day, the council cannot return for waste set out late. You may set your waste or recycling out from 7pm the night before your collection. Assisted collections will be collected from the agreed set out point.

We apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused by these works and would like to thank you in advance for your patience and support whilst we build the UK’s first Gigabit Island.