Unlike most providers, Community Fibre builds, operates and owns its dedicated 100% full fibre network with the most advanced technology available. Therefore, it does not rely on BT Openreach’s or any other provider’s cables to deliver fast and reliable 100% full fibre broadband directly into individual properties.
Planning surveys have already begun in the area of St. Mary’s, where residents are set to reap the benefits of full fibre broadband at the most affordable cost. Over the next three years, Community Fibre will roll out its fibre broadband in partnership with Islington Council to deliver its network to 36,000 properties across the borough.
The build follows Community Fibre’s announcement that it is on track to double its network target in London and will pass 2.2 million homes and businesses by the end of 2024. As the broadband provider accelerates across the capital, the ISP will aim to serve more than half of the 3.7 million homes in the city.
Cllr Una O’Halloran, Executive Member for Homes and Communities, said: “Fast, reliable internet is essential in our increasingly digital world and better broadband for council homes is an important part of our work to make Islington a more equal borough
“We are bringing the benefit of superfast broadband to people living on our estates and in our council homes. We are also pleased that these broadband partnerships will create apprenticeships and job opportunities in the borough.”
Graeme Oxby, CEO of Community Fibre, added: “At Community Fibre, we believe that everyone should have access to the best internet to ensure growth and greater opportunities for all. Closing the digital divide is our priority. Therefore, we are focused on accelerating our full fibre rollout to facilitate better internet for everyone supported by our Community Investments and Digital Ambassadors programme.
"We are pleased to be working with Islington Council to bring London’s fastest internet to its residents at the best prices, which has held a 4.9 ‘Excellent’ Trust Pilot score and 96% 5-star reviews (September) for the past three years.”
Community Fibre’s mission is to deliver 100% full fibre broadband to all of the London communities it serves, helping to provide residents with opportunities for education, training, employment, social inclusion, and community projects. It works closely with landlords, councils, and housing associations to deliver connectivity to those who need it most, offering the best value and highest broadband speeds in London.
Once works are complete, thousands of Islington residents can choose to sign up for faster internet speeds offered at varied price packages depending on the provider. This includes wired speeds up to 3,000 Mbps (400 - 650 Mbps over WiFi when using a WiFi 6 router), which is up to 59x faster than the UK average download speed & 306x faster than the UK average upload speed₃. It also provides 100% full fibre connectivity for businesses with broadband package speeds up to 10 Gbps. Islington businesses will also be able to enjoy 100% full fibre connectivity with business broadband package speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. More information about its business packages can be found here.
Community Fibre is passionate about giving back to the local communities and has its own team of Digital Ambassadors who are always on hand to provide local, digital skills training workshops. To provide support and education to those who require new digital skills, Community Fibre trains members of the community to become qualified Digital Ambassadors, to digitally empower people within the community. Skills taught at local sessions can range from the basics of how to use email and social media, to website building and helping residents stay connected. To find out more, visit Community Fibre’s Community Connect page here.
Community Fibre’s Essential 10 Mbps package
To provide relief to Londoners who may be struggling as a result of the cost of living crisis, Community Fibre’s Essential 10 Mbps package is available to all customers, and proof of being on income support or any other state benefit is not required. At just £12.50 a month, it is the cheapest social tariff broadband on the market. Available on a 12-month contract, the 100% full fibre connection comes with the same download and upload speeds of 10 Mbps, a free of charge Linksys Velop WiFi 5 Mesh router and free installation. If customers choose to go even faster at a late date, they can seamlessly upgrade to any of Community Fibre’s other reasonably-priced packages here.
Community Fibre, London's largest and fastest 100% full fibre broadband provider is currently the only broadband provider which does not ask customers to jump through hoops and prove eligibility to get the cheapest entry product with a social tariff package. It believes that everyone across the capital should have access to cheap broadband – regardless of age, social status, or economic status - with no questions asked. Its low-cost broadband offers the most affordable social tariff on the market, beating all the providers in the market including BT, Virgin and Sky.
₁Source: As of July 2022, Community Fibre has connected 642,823 London homes with fibre-only broadband, followed by 466,946 London homes connected with fibre-only broadband by Hyperoptic, and 252,363 by G.Network - thinkbroadband
₂Source: UK average download and upload speeds are 50.4 Mbps and 9.8 Mbps, respectively - Ofcom UK Home Broadband Performance, download average based on median. Published September 2021.
₃ *UK average download and upload speeds are 50.4 Mbps and 9.8 Mbps, respectively. Source: Ofcom March 2021, average download speed based on the median average.
About Community Fibre
Community Fibre is future-proofing London communities by delivering 100% full-fibre broadband throughout the capital city. By believing in a more inclusive future where everyone has access to better broadband,
Community Fibre offers the fastest 100% full fibre broadband in London, with up to 10,000 Mbps for businesses and up to 3,000 Mbps for consumers, at the most competitive prices on the market. Through offering more reliable and affordable 100% full fibre connections, Community Fibre empowers communities, enabling them to connect with friends and family and access crucial services online.
Community Fibre was named the UK’s best Consumer Internet Service Provider for the second year running at the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) Awards 2021, in addition to being recognised as the Best Ultrafast Broadband provider and awarded the Social Impact Award. It also won the Scaling Up category at the INCA Gold Awards in 2021.
Currently, Community Fibre operates in the following London boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Bexley, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, and Westminster.