How our community schemes work
Our fibre optic network continues to expand on a daily basis. We currently have over 500km of cable buried across the Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire & Hampshire countryside, used to connect up our 150 wireless masts providing super resilient connections and serving over 300 customers with direct fibre to the home or premises connections.
Our community fibre schemes are designed for villages, hamlets and areas where traditional copper cables (provided by Openreach) perform poorly due to the long distances from BT’s green cabinets or where our wireless broadband proves difficult to implement due to a lack of line of sight.
The government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) are currently providing grants to small businesses and their surrounding residents to fund installations of fibre to the home in the form of a “Gigabit Voucher”. As a preferred partner, Wessex Internet are implementing schemes to provide ultrafast, future proofed fibre optic broadband to many areas across our coverage region. If you’re stuck with broadband that feels more like dial-up from the 1990’s and live within our coverage area, please register your interest by clicking here and filling out a short form.
Live Community Schemes
Here you will find the details of all our active and planned community full fibre schemes. If you live in or around any of the schemes, please register your interest and follow the progress below.
Potential Community Schemes
Here you will find the details of all our potential community full fibre schemes. If you live in or around any of the schemes, please register your interest and follow the progress below. If you would like to become a community champion for any of these schemes that don’t currently have a champion, please let us know when you register
New Community Schemes
If you can’t find your village or community listed above, don’t worry. We continually look for new areas that we think may benefit from our ultrafast full fibre broadband. The best thing to do is register your interest, and if you would like to become a community champion for your area, let us know when you register – our community champions help spread the word locally and rally support from their neighbours and local businesses. The more interest there is in your area, the more likely we are to extend our network to your community. Fill out a short registration of interest form by clicking the button below
Worth the wait. The service is so much faster and more consistent than we were getting with standard fibre.
We live in rural area of Wiltshire and have never enjoyed such incredible internet service until now. Wessex Internet is a game changer I recommend highly
Couldn't be happier! Full fiber was provided at no cost to us (using government vouchers) before schedule and everyone was extremely helpful and we have had no issues at all.
From initial enquiry to installation excellent service.
The Internet connection is a distinct improvement on our previous provider, measured by independent websites for upload and download speed and in practice probably saving up to a minute on large downloads for my work. The connection so far has proved more reliable: it used to drop fairly often and annoyingly in online meetings; this has not happened - so far. On the downside, Wessex were very vague about installation timetables and generally communicating and we are still waiting for them to repair something they broke during the installation.
very good service
Great service, friendly engineers who fitted cable and box's, good connection, will recommend to any rural household, thank you Wessex internet
Brilliant but now stuck with BT in Salisbury!
Very friendly and helpful and always happy to help !
very helpful and good service thank you
Fast and reliable, would appreciate more control over router settings e.g. DNS server
Very happy with the broadband service as well as having the ability to top up if we exceed the allowance, which hopefully will only be on rare occasions! We now have a Wessex VOIP phone installed which works perfectly.
Quick to install excellent service
Great service, super-fast broadband, very pleased.
Just moved house. Gave Wessex Internet two weeks notice of my moving date and everything was ready and working when we moved in. It’s been up solidly ever since - and with the advertised bandwidth.
I am absolutely delighted with Wessex Internet and cannot fault the service I have received so far. When I was looking at their service I was a bit put off by their prices, however considering I was paying BT £37 per month for both phone and broadband, for only £10 extra with Wessex Internet I have both a phone and broadband package. On the first day of getting Wessex Internet installed, I instantly saw the difference in my internet speed and reliability. Working from home, this has been a real game changer and has eliminated any obstacles I had faced before with a basic slow internet speed provided by BT. The Team have been really understanding and accommodating. The overall Customer Service experience I have received has been amazing. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a better reliable internet provider!
I am very pleased with the service and the equipment. It is nice to have such good and fast WiFi.
I am really pleased with the internet service provided by Wessex Internet, we live in the middle of nowhere and I never have expected the speed and service we have, it is better than we were expecting. The speed is constant, it doesn't drop out and we the whole family are able to enjoy a reliable service. We use it for gaming, streaming TV, movies, and home working.
very friendly, great job
Good service but there are times when the internet is not avaliable for some reason
Everything has been 5 star so far, cannot fault Wessex Internet. Now have a broadband speed I could only dream of a couple of months ago.