Thousands of Lewisham residents, businesses, and local communities to gain access to London’s best quality broadband provider
Monday, 2nd October 2023 London UK: Lewisham Council has partnered with Community Fibre, London’s best quality broadband, to roll out the capital’s largest and fastest 100% full fibre broadband to residents.
The new network build, which uses the UK’s most reliable broadband technology, will provide 150,000 residents, businesses, and communities in Lewisham with London’s fastest wired download and upload speeds at unbeatable prices.
The 100% full fibre installation has already begun on Tanners Hill estate, which uses 70% less energy than traditional copper, therefore making it future-proof, energy efficient and sustainable. Once complete, thousands of Lewisham properties will be able to access the full fibre network, which runs over 99.9% of the time with no peak-time slowdowns.
Cllr Amanda de Ryk, Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy, commented: We are very pleased to be working with Community Fibre to deliver fast, reliable fibre broadband to our residents. A reliable internet connection is more and more important in the digital age and I’m delighted to see fibre broadband being made more accessible at an affordable rate."
Graeme Oxby, CEO of Community Fibre, added: “At Community Fibre, we believe that everyone should have access to reliable, affordable internet to ensure growth and greater opportunities for all. We are pleased to be working with Lewisham Council to bring London’s best quality broadband to its residents at unbeatable prices, which is rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot with over 31,000 5-star reviews (September 2023).”
Community Fibre is passionate about giving back to local communities. It has connected more than 500 community spaces with a free 1 Gbps full fibre connection; it provides free digital skills training for residents and supports community-led initiatives through sponsorship. To find out more about how Community Fibre empowers local communities through digital inclusion, you can read more at communityfibre.co.uk/community-connect.
For those who may be struggling to get online, Community Fibre also offers its own social broadband tariff at £12.50/month. These discounted broadband deals are usually available for people on Universal Credit and other benefits. However, unlike most other providers, Community Fibre does not ask for proof of income support or government benefits – making it one of the most accessible and affordable social broadband tariffs on the market. More information about its Essential 35 Mbps social tariff can be found at to https://communityfibre.co.uk/35-mbps.
Residents in Lewisham Council properties will soon be able to access London’s best quality broadband, which serves the fastest wired download and upload speeds of any network up to 3 Gbps (800 Mbps over WiFi) that are 43x faster than the UK average download speeds and 163x faster than the UK average upload speed.
Making the switch is risk free, as new customers can run Community Fibre’s broadband alongside their existing provider. It also offers a 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee, meaning that if at any point within the first 60 days of installation a customer isn’t happy with their new full fibre connection, they can leave their contract without incurring any cancellation fees.
To find out more about the award-winning fibre provider, which was recently named 2023’s ‘Best Alternative Network’ by Uswitch, new customers can head to communityfibre.co.uk or speak with a member of the Community Fibre team on 0808 164 3657 to get unbeatable broadband from only £20/month.
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About Community Fibre
Community Fibre is London’s best quality broadband, providing fast, affordable, sustainable connections for everyone. As of July 2023, it has passed 1 million homes across the capital, with more than 212,000 London-based businesses within 100 meters of Community Fibre’s network footprint. Using the UK’s best broadband technology, it is bringing Gigafast broadband at unbeatable prices to the capital, helping Londoners do more and be more.
Community Fibre also operates the Box brand in Surrey and Sussex with 50,000 additional homes passed.
As the #1 Best ‘Internet Provider’ on Trustpilot, commanding an ‘Excellent’ rated service with over 31,000 5-star reviews (September 2023), Community Fibre offers speeds of up to 3 Gbps for consumers – up to 45.9x faster than the UK average download speed and 193.5x faster than the UK average upload speed, as well as broadband packages of up to 10 Gbps for businesses. In August 2023, it was also named by Broadband Savvy as the UK’s #1 leading broadband provider.
Community Fibre was awarded 2023’s Best Alternative Network by Uswitch, as well as the UK’s Best Consumer ISP (few than 100k customers) for the third consecutive year in a row at the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) Awards 2022, in addition to being recognised as the Best Business Internet Service Provider by the same association.