CORNWALL-based broadband provider Wildanet has apologised after roadworks to install a new high speed internet network in Callington led to disruption on a key route into the town.

The roadworks last week around the roundabout which forms the intersection of the A388 Saltash to Launceston road and the A390 Liskeard to Tavistock route resulted in long tailbacks and delays due to four-way traffic lights, with some motorists complaining of being held up for 40 minutes as queues on the southern A388 approach stretched back to well beyond the turn-off for Dupath Well Chapel.

Liskeard-based business Wildanet says it is investing £50m rolling out fibre broadband to communities across Cornwall, which will be capable of delivering speeds of up to one gigabit (1,000 megabits per second), many times faster than the average download speeds currently available in Cornwall.

It says Callington will be the latest town to benefit, with faster, more reliable internet set to transform connectivity for homes and businesses.

Justin Clark, Wildanet Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, said: “Wildanet is excited to be bringing high speed fibre broadband to Callington and the feedback we’ve had from residents and businesses about our new service has been very positive.

“We are very aware the infrastructure work necessary to lay our fibre cables can cause inconvenience during installation and we do our best to minimise this.

“In the case of Callington, we did have all the correct permits and procedures in place but it became clear last week that the roadworks and temporary traffic lights at Southern Road (A390) and Saltash Road (A388) were causing significant delays and for that we wish to apologise.

“The good news is that the works on that stretch have concluded and we are grateful to the local community for their patience. Our network will bring many long-term benefits to the people and businesses of Callington by providing next generation broadband to the town.”