Wildnet goes live for 1,000 homes in Cornwall

Mon, 25/03/2024 - 15:24

The first 1,000 homes included within UK Government’s Project Gigabit areas for south west and mid Cornwall can now receive full fibre services through Wildanet’s ongoing £36m project.

Homes in Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula and Lanivet in mid Cornwall are among the first to go live. To achieve this Wildanet has so far installed 33,500 metres of fibre-optic cabling.

Wildanet is on schedule to make the service available to more than 6,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2024 and complete the project by December 2025.

Once complete, the contract will bring gigabit-capable broadband to almost 20,000 people in rural Cornwall. Teams of engineers are currently working in 13 areas of the county.

Helen Wylde-Archibald, Wildanet CEO, said: “Wildanet’s founding mission was to extend high speed digital connectivity, and the social and economic benefits this brings, to homes and businesses in hard-to-reach rural areas so that everyone can benefit from the opportunities available in this increasingly digital age.”

Wildanet is also investing more than £100m of private equity funding into extending its network across Cornwall and Devon.