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

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:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS BRADING to SANDOWN
Works comprising excavation to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus, plus reinstatement, are about to commence.
These works have been re-scheduled to fit in with the Re-Surfacing roadworks being undertaken on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council.
BEACHFIELD ROAD – closed between junction with New Street and junction with Broadway, diversion in Place*
NEW STREET – one way traffic from junction with Beachfield Road to junction with Broadway
BROADWAY – traffic lights at New Street junction
2nd SEPTEMBER to 9th SEPTEMBER
• Evening works – 18:00 to 23:00 hrs
• All works carried out in strict accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• Road closure* – there will be vehicular access for residents but 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS BRADING to St. HELENS
Works comprising excavation to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus, plus reinstatement, are about to commence.
These works have been re-scheduled under advice from the RSPB so as to take advantage of the window between bird nesting periods.
Track leading from the east end of Quay Lane, Brading to Carpenter’s Lane, St. Helens
1st SEPTEMBER to 30th SEPTEMBER
• Day work only – 08:00 to 20:00 hrs
• All works carried out in strict accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• Road closure – there will be vehicular access for residents but 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in SANDOWN
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
FORT MEWS 02/09 to 10/09* – ROAD CLOSURES
CROSS STREET 02/09 to 10/09* – ROAD CLOSURES

These dates may be subject to change due to operational requirements or weather conditions
• Day work only – 08:00 to 18:30 hrs
• Road closures –vehicular access for residents will be maintained but there may be some short delays
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in SANDOWN
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
BELLE VUE ROAD 01/09 to 30/09*
GILLS CLIFF ROAD 02/09 to 06/09*
DOWN LANE 03/09 to 14/09*
ST BONIFACE ROAD 07/09 to 21/09*
ST ALBANS ROAD 08/09 to 09/09*

*these dates may be subject to change due to operational requirements or weather conditions
• Day work only – 08:00 to 18:30 hrs
• Road closures – if any road closures are necessary vehicular access for residents will be maintained
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in VENTNOR
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
UNDERCLIFF GARDENS 27/08 to 09/09
• Day work only – 08:00 to 18:00 hrs
• Road closures – if any road closures are necessary vehicular access for residents will be maintained
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in SEAVIEW
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
PUCKPOOL HILL whole road in sections – 26.08. to 17.09*
PUCKPOOL CLOSE– 23.08 to 13.09*

• Day work only – 08:00 to 18:00 hrs
• Road closures – if road closures are necessary vehicular access for residents will be main tained
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in SEAVIEW & NETTLESTONE
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
SPITHEAD CLOSE jct Sandcove Rise to o/d no. 5 – 23.08 to 13.09* ROAD CLOSURE
ORCHARD ROAD jct Nettlesstone Green to o/s no. 16 – 23/08 to 22.09* ROAD CLOSURE
GREGORY AVENUE jct Bullen Rd to Nettlestone Hill – 23.08 to 23.09* ROAD CLOSURE
THR GLADE o/s no. 1 to o/s no. 6 – 23/08 to 03.09* ROAD CLOSURE
WYCHWOOD CLOSE o/s no. 4 to o/s no. 5 – 23.08 to 22.09*

• Day work only – 08:00 to 18:00 hrs
• *Road closures – there will be vehicular access for residents but there may be some very short delays
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Advance notice of WORKS in RYDE
Works comprising excavation of footway, carriageway and/or verge to install fibre optic cables and other apparatus plus reinstatement will take place as follows:
APPLEY RISE – 23RD AUGUST TO 8th OCTOBER*
• Day work only – 08:00 to 20:00 hrs
• Work intended to be Monday to Friday – but there may be some weekend work
• All works carried out in accordance with the Roads & Street Works Act 1991
• Traffic Management there will be vehicular access for residents but 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

*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.