WightFibre has installed an entirely new technology infrastructure including two new fibre optic cables into the site and 10 new WiFi access points across the marina. This ensures every boat receives the very best speeds.
Hundreds of users at any one time will be able to access the internet for free on the 1Gb (1000 Mb) network. This will allow them to browse web pages, access apps and update social media channels.
A premium paid-for service is also available for those looking to stream films or television at the low price of only £3 per day, £5 for three days, £10 per week or £25 per month.
John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre, says:
“The connectivity now available at Cowes Yacht Haven is as fast and reliable as can be found anywhere in the UK. It really is second to none.
“The service will not only delight seafarers visiting Cowes Yacht Haven but is also flexible enough to cope with the peak demands during busy periods such as Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week when the marina is home to up to 260 visiting boats.
“Research shows that visitors now expect to be able to connect wherever they are staying. They stay longer and return more often if the WiFi connection is good”.
Jon Pridham, Managing Director of Cowes Yacht Haven, added:
“In this day and age, wireless internet is essential to our visitors and along with all the other services the marina provides, like showers and toilets, and we think our guests shouldn’t have to pay for it.
“WightFibre has significantly upgraded our Wi-Fi offering so that no matter where you are berthed, you will be able to access the internet, for free, from your boat.”
Customers at Cowes Yacht Haven have been testing the new network over the past week and have seen a huge improvement to speeds and coverage.
Photographed L-R: John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre with Jon Pridham, managing director of Cowes Yacht Haven