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 & LAKE
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:
The Fairway
15th March to 30th April* – rolling programme works starting at Tesco ending at Station Approach
• Traffic management by appropriate traffic lights
• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs
• 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.
New Rd
15th March to 16th April* – from junction Lea Rd to junction Lake Green Rd
• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs – no night works
• 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.
• Although vehicular access may be limited or denied to through traffic, contractors
will work to ensure essential access at all times for residents, deliveries and/or
emergency vehicles and to minimise any delay

Advance notice of WORKS in SHANKLIN
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:
JOSEPH’S WAY
• Monday 29th March for 2 weeks*
• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs
• 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.
• Vehicular access for residents & deliveries maintained – contractors will work to
ensure essential access at all times and to minimise any delay
BROOK MEWS
• Monday 12th April for one week*
• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs
• 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.
• Road closure with no vehicular access between 08:00 and 18:00 hrs

Advance notice of WORKS in ARRETON
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:
MAIN ROAD from WHITE LION to POST OFFICE*
• Monday 1st March for approx. 35 days
• From 08:00 hrs until 17:00 hrs
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 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:
St John’s Hill
15th FEBRUARY to 28th MARCH*
• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs
• No Road Closure
• Traffic Management (traffic lights) in place
• Access to residents and businesses will be maintained*
• Access for deliveries etc maintained*

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:
Cox’s Green
Monday 22nd March to Friday 9th April* Road Closure**
Salisbury Way
Monday 22nd March to Friday 9th April* Road Closure**
Winchester Close
Monday 29th March to Wednesday 31st March* Road Closure**
Chichester Close
Wednesday 31st March to Friday 9th April* Road Closure**
Roseway & Linkside
Monday 5th April to Friday 16th April* Road Closure**
Fairfield Gardens
Monday 5th April to Friday 16th April* Road Closure**

• From 08:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs – no night works
• 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.
• **Vehicular access for residents & deliveries – although roads will be
closed to through traffic during the above times contractors will work
to ensure essential access at all times and to minimise any delay to
residents

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, works comprising excavation of foot and/or carriageway plus 3 x road crossing excavations and re-instatements will take place on the above section of York Avenue as follows:
YORK AVENUE, EAST COWES from number 72 up to Number 118 inc.
• Monday 29th March for 5 days*
• 08:00 hours until 17:30 hours
• Remedial works with minimal disruption
• Road Closure to through traffic but access to residents and for
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
• All works carried out in strict accordance with the New 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
*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.