Based in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Fibairo truly understands the needs of rural communities and businesses. We know these areas have not enjoyed the superfast connections common in towns and cities. That is about to change. We have pioneered superfast, wireless broadband in the Scottish countryside for a number of years and are now ready to deliver superfast and gigabit capable connections in your area very soon. Working with the Scottish Government, as part of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme alongside the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and local politicians, we are building high availability infrastructure and delivering a range of solutions which close the digital divide and connect the unconnected.
Mark Wheeler-CEO has worked at the cutting edge of technology and internet service provision for the last 20 years.
Previously part of the senior management teams at Sheffield-based ISP’s Plusnet, Peerex, Ask4, and Metrona, he has been involved in many of the innovations the industry has offered, pushing the internet in areas it has never been before.
Mark was the first to connect private student halls on a national network with Victoria Hall in 2002, to roll out National Ethernet Fibre with NTL in 2004, and was the first ISP in the UK to deploy Dark Fibre technology using the sewer systems in 2006.
After being introduced to TV whitespace he couldn’t resist the challenge of using it to deliver affordable, reliable connections to some of the most rugged and remote environments, and so Whitespace was formed in 2016.
Prior to his internet entrepreneurship Mark also had an extensive career in the music industry with Polygram Publishing and Mega Records (Denmark), Avex Records (Japan), Radio, TV and Film production, working on Radio 1, Big Breakfast, Blue Peter, BBC and Channel 4.
Mark Kelly- COO has nearly 20 years experience leading SME’s, Corporate and Enterprise service organisations in the Technology, Telecoms and Software sectors. Formerly part of the management team at Plusnet and more recently a member of the Executive Team at AIM listed WANdisco, Mark’s passion is building customer-focused, low cost, scalable operations.
Previously, Mark served 23 years with the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC in Northern Ireland. He was awarded the RUC Service Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
Outside of work, boats are his passion and he enjoys a pint or two of good Yorkshire Ale.
“After struggling for years using BT broadband providing us with less than 0.5 mbps of download speed, our business has been transformed overnight by Fibairo. It is reliable, efficient and we are now consistently receiving in excess of 20 mbps. Great company, great people to work with and great service. If you are having broadband issues I can’t recommend these guys highly enough.”