Chamber members voted overwhelmingly for Wildanet to receive the organisation’s 2022 Game Changer Award.
It comes at the end of a year which has seen Wildanet catapult the issue of digital connectivity for Cornwall and other rural areas on to the regional and national agenda. At the same time, it has accelerated the roll-out of its own gigabit-capable fibre and wireless network to towns and villages across Cornwall and Devon, and the wider Southwest.
The company has also celebrated the official opening of its new Westbourne House headquarters in Liskeard, following an extensive refurbishment project, developed and launched an exciting new brand and website and has seen its workforce grow to more than 130 people.
Wildanet has a clear mission is to bring fast, reliable internet to homes and businesses in communities throughout Cornwall and the South West, with a vision of eroding digital inequality, removing the digital divide where it exists and working tirelessly to deliver digital connectivity to all.
Earlier this year Wildanet hosted an event at Parliament, backed by the region’s MPs, at which it unveiled the Connecting Cornwall Report. The Independent research commissioned by Wildanet highlighted the extent of the digital divide in Cornwall and the South West, and the value to communities and the economy of rolling out gigabit capable broadband.
On the ground, this year has seen Wildanet’s work to bring gigabit-enabled broadband already completed in Liskeard and Dobwalls, and well underway in Torpoint, Callington, Launceston, Wadebridge and Bude in Cornwall.
Wildanet also announced it would be bringing its expertise and experience to extending high speed broadband for rural communities in Devon, beginning with connecting up to 6,000 homes in Totnes and Dartington, and marking the start of an ambitious expansion by Wildanet across the South West.