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All Wight - Wi-Fi is an Island Boost

04 September 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

WightFibre has purchased the Click4Internet wireless network, which covers the Isle of Wight and parts of Hampshire around the Solent.

The move is 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 commented: “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 where it is today.”

The combination of WightFibre’s extensive technical support and existing infrastructure and Click4Internet’s more rural coverage allows WightFibre to now deliver a superior service to more areas of the Island.

"Hi-speed internet access is seen as an important contributor to the quality of island life, from the way we work and how our children learn, to how we spend our leisure time and do our online shopping, through to how we contact public services and keep in touch with loved ones," said Irvine.

Picture: The Isle of Wight is showing the way forward for rural boradband

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 04 September 2015


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