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
Very professional from first enquiry to delivery of WiFi
Wessex Internet have been reliable at cable laying and installation phase. We were switched on with no issues and our family can now work and home school during this pandemic. Gone are the arguments over who gets to use the internet!
Friendly, helpful staff -
Excellent service from start to finish!
The lads that installed our fibre broadband had to drag the cable under miles of muddy fields, under two roads, under two rivers then through a bog in the middle of a wood to get to us. We'd been told by the others (the big company that everybody knows) that it couldn't be done and that we were lucky to get the 0.6meg that we had. Thanks to Wessex Internet we now have 100 plus meg and could have 300meg if we wanted. Everybody involved was friendly, positive and professional. Happy with Wessex Internet? You bet!
Very reliable and fast as advertised.
Good service. Works much better.
I was part of a team of "Community Champions" working with Wessex Internet to get FTTP to the households within our small rural community. From first contact through to installation took about 6 months and now some 30 households have 100mbps connections and I am one of them. FANTASTIC. WI are a pleasure to work with and I am getting exactly what I ordered. 100mbps download and 20mbps upload and when I last measured that speed I also had 4 video streams running on a Zoom call at the same time. What's not to like?
We had excellent installation service ,and at last we have fast broadband ,couldn’t be more pleased
I have been extremely impressed with the whole experience with Wessex internet. The office staff were excellent and the ground team and installation teams were so careful and helpful. It was actually the easiest installation I have experienced and by far the most complex. Highly recommend.
Excellent service and the internet speed is amazing compared to what we had
18 years of trying to run a business on 1.7mbs has been changed overnight. We now have 100mbs! Throughout the whole installation process all Wessex Internet staff have been on time, pleasant and delivered exactly what they promised. Thank you Wessex Internet for revolutionising our lives.
We've got much faster internet speeds now in the house and the customer support is excellent. Someone always picks up the phone, they are knowledgeable and friendly.
A very neat and efficient service. Remarkably quick to install with simple procedures and great value for money!
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