How we install full fibre

Wessex Internet Team

Interested in our full fibre broadband and want to know more? This handy guide and video shows how we bring our full fibre network, all the way from us, straight to you.

How we install full fibre

Bringing full fibre to your community works in three phases.

Phase one

By working in partnership with local landowners, our professional engineers are able to lay a network of fibre cables through private fields and farmland - rather than waste time digging up public roads - which means you can get connected faster.

Installation with minimal disruption

Our teams use a combination of vibratory mole ploughs and directional drills to minimise trenching and disruption. If you love all things technical, have a read of the four blocks below which give you details on our different pieces of machinery. If not, keep scrolling to read phase two.

Full depth ploughed fibre

Full depth ploughed fibre

Our largest mole plough is used for 80% of our network build over agricultural soft terrain. This plough buries the fibre 750-900mm deep.

Midi ploughed fibre

Midi ploughed fibre

Burying fibre 550-600mm deep, this narrower, remote operated machine is ideal for verges and around business parks.

Drilled fibre duct

Drilled fibre duct

Our directional drill installs 32mm subduct at least 2m below tarmac, concrete and other sensitive areas - clear of all services.

Trenching under services

Trenching under services

Where services are found, each team has 3t excavators to dig a 600mm trench through that area. A duct is then laid, fibre pulled through and all trenches made right.

Phase two

Once the network has been brought to your community, the next stage of the process is to bring the fibre across your garden to your property. Our teams will work with you to decide on the best path to take and use light touch equipment which will only leave a small cut in the grass.

Phase three

The final phase (the exciting part) is installation day. Our skilled engineer will talk you through the process and drill a tiny hole through the wall to bring the fibre in to your property in to the room where you'll have your hub. Once things have been left neat and tidy, they will carry out a speed test to make sure you are receiving the brilliant ultrafast broadband you are expecting.