Huge boost for rural broadband across the Isle of Wight
WightFibre announces the purchase of the Click4Internet wireless network, which covers the Isle of Wight and parts of Hampshire around the Solent. The move is a significant step for WightFibre and enables the company to now extend its superfast broadband coverage to the whole of the Isle of Wight.
WightFibre has been providing fibre optic broadband to the island since 2001 and Click4Internet high speed rural wireless broadband since 2008. Whilst the two networks have been working in partnership since 2012 this latest move now secures the opportunity for homes and businesses right across the island to receive faster broadband from a single island based provider.
John Irvine, CEO of Cowes based WightFibre comments “This move is recognition of the issue faced by many across the Isle of Wight and reflects the importance we place on focusing on ways to improve rural connectivity beyond...