Wildanet on ISPA shortlist

Wildanet CEO Helen Wylde

Wildanet has been shortlisted for a major telecoms industry award in recognition of its work to roll out high speed, reliable broadband to homes and business in hard-to-reach areas across Cornwall and the south west.

The company has been selected as a finalist in the ISPA Awards – in the Best Rural ISP category.

Wildanet, the Cornwall-based Altnet (Alternative Network provider), is investing £50 million rolling out fibre broadband to communities across Cornwall with work already completed in Liskeard and Dobwalls and also currently under way to expand its gigabit-enabled network to Torpoint, Callington, Launceston, Wadebridge and Bude.

It also announced in July that it would be extending high speed broadband to rural communities in Devon, beginning with connecting up to 6,000 homes in Totnes and Dartington.

Chief executive, Helen Wylde, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted alongside other Altnets working, like us, to ensure high speed connectivity is extended to hard-to-reach areas right across the UK.”

Winners will be announced at the 2022 ISPA Awards taking place in London on November 24.