Cornish broadband service provider Wildanet is holding an open house at Callington Town Hall (Image: Theo Moye)
Cornish broadband provider Wildanet has started building its superfast broadband network in Callington following two successful events highlighting the benefits of fiber connectivity for local homes and businesses.
The Liskeard, Cornish-based company is investing £ 50million to roll out fiber-optic broadband in Cornish communities, with speeds of up to one gigabit (1,000 megabits per second), around 40 times faster than the average download speeds currently available in the Duchy.
Wildanet aims to connect 1,400 addresses in Callington, Cornwall to its new network by spring 2022, bringing fiber optic connectivity to the property.
A recent open house held at Callington Town Hall attracted over 130 visitors eager to learn more about the rollout plan and new high speed Internet service. Additionally, Wildanet hosted a business breakfast for local business owners to learn more about the upcoming service and the benefits it will bring to their businesses.
Wildanet Marketing Director Matt Greaves said, “We’ve had a great response from the people of Callington who want to know more about our super-fast service and the difference it will make to their homes and businesses.
“For families, that means fast and reliable connection anytime across their devices, from laptops and smartphones to TVs and online games, and it’s ideal for people working from home. For businesses, this means they can get more done and do it faster, making them more efficient and increasing their productivity.
“Our teams will be traveling to install our network in Callington in the weeks and months to come. “
Earlier this year, Liskeard-based Wildanet marked the start of its £ 50million investment in a new broadband network for Cornwall by starting work in its hometown of Liskeard and surrounding rural areas in the postal code PL14. The extension of the network to Callington is its next big phase of work.
After early investment from a number of angel investors backed by Crowdcube and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), Wildanet secured a £ 50million investment in late 2020 from the Gresham House BSI Infrastructure Fund LP ( OSFI) to enable it to roll out its new county-wide gigabit fiber-optic broadband network.
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