Cornwall's Major Broadband Rollout
Wildanet to rollout lightning-fast broadband services to Cornwall following £36million funding from the government.
00:13 25 January 2023
The UK Government has recently awarded £36million funding to Wildanet to roll out lightning-fast broadband service to South West and Mid Cornwall. The scheme is part of the government's £5billion Project Gigabit that aims to bring broadband service to hard-to-reach homes and businesses in the country.
Helen Wylde, Wildanet Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is great news for remote communities in Cornwall as we continue to connect Cornwall’s homes and businesses to full fibre broadband in non-urban areas, with the economic and social transformation that brings."
"The funding from the government will help to breathe new life into Cornwall’s rural communities and give people access to the opportunities that gigabit broadband provides. It will also send out a positive signal to remote communities across the country who, to date, do not have the broadband connectivity to benefit from the digital age that many of us now take for granted in our daily lives."
"Wildanet undertakes to deliver on this project using the public funds provided through these awards as a key player for Cornwall, by Cornwall, and of Cornwall. We passionately believe that the funding provided by DCMS for these two vitally important infrastructure projects will assist Cornwall in growing its economy, connecting more people and businesses, and democratising digital services so that everyone can benefit from the opportunities that they present."