Over 21,000 Island homes and business are already using WightFibre 

  • WightFibre Accelerates Gigabit Island Project: Connecting 70,000 Homes on the Isle of Wight 
  • Over £3.1M of Government BDUK subsidies supporting the rollout  

WightFibre, the Isle of Wight’s leading broadband provider, is making waves with its full-fibre broadband rollout. With 70,000 homes passed and over 21,000 delighted customers already surfing the digital waves, WightFibre is transforming the Isle of Wight into a truly 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: Our 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 are on track to reach 90% coverage by the end of 2025, bridging the digital divide across the Island. 
  • 98% Coverage by 2027: Our commitment extends to every corner of the Isle of Wight, even those hard-to-reach spots. We’re working closely with landlords, local authorities, and landowners to secure permissions and connect those outstanding premises. 
  • £3.1M in BDUK Subsidies: The BDUK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) fuels our progress, with over £3.1M in vouchers claimed to date. 

More Than Just Speed, WightFibre’s PlumeTM Homepass App gives: 

  • Smart Features: WightFibre customers enjoy app and device prioritisation, advanced parental controls and internet freezes. It’s like having a digital butler at your service. 
  • AI-Driven Security: keeps your online world safe, blocking unwanted sites and ensuring peace of mind. 
  • Energy Efficiency: When your WiFi takes a break, so does the power consumption. Our automatic power-saving mode keeps things green. 

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”.