Gigabit Island

The plans for Gigabit Island were announced at the first Digital Solent on 8th November 2017.

An investment of £35m from Infracapital will result in 50,000 properties on the Isle of Wight securing a 1Gb Internet connection by 2021.

The rollout is being managed by WightFibre Ltd.

Below are article relating to Gigabit Island.

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service now taking Isle of Wight orders

Elon Musk's Starlink coming to the Isle of Wight

Trouble getting a decent broadband connection on the Isle of Wight? Elon Musk's Starlink service has just started taking orders here - but it’s not cheap

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 6:59pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

£800,000 boost for Gigabit Island plans

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The Isle of Wight was named as one of the lucky few across the country to benefit from an extra £0.8m towards plans for Gigabit Island.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Gigabit Island: Find out if your area is going to be the lucky first

Steve Cooper, Simon Poole, David Winfield, John Irvine and Richard Reis in the Gigabit Island Project Offices at WightFibre in Cowes.

The first area on the Island to be upgraded to the new full-fibre broadband has been announced as well as the first new WightFibre area as part of the multi-million pound Gigabit Island project.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 11:47am

By Dale Howarth

Isle of Wight 5G mobile data: Testbed application made to Government (Updated)

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The upcoming 5G mobile data standard should deliver blisteringly fast speeds (expected to be 100Meg - on your mobile!). A bid has been submitted to have it tested here on the Isle of Wight, way ahead of the rest of the UK's 2020 start.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 9:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Want Isle of Wight Gigabit broadband? Here’s where and when

gigabit Phase 1

There'll be plenty of home Internet users as well as businesses keen to find out when the 1Gb broadband connection will be available in their area. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 2:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New Startup Centre planned for the Isle to Wight

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Begin your thinking on new technology startup ideas. A Startup Centre is coming to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 10:56am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Gigabit Isle of Wight by 2021 thanks to £35m investment

wightfibre cables

At today's (Wednesday) Solent Digital Conference in Cowes, WightFibre announces that it has secured a £35m investment to build a full-fibre, future proof, ultrafast (Gigabit) broadband network across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 9:52am

By Dale Howarth with 9 readers' comments