YouTube gamer Miniminter named as ‘Head of Speed’ for Community Fibre

YouTube gamer Miniminter named as ‘Head of Speed’ for Community Fibre

Date: 06/10/22

Author: Anthony Harrison

Thursday 6th October 2022, LONDON: Community Fibre, the UK’s #1 Internet Service Broadband provider (Trustpilot, Oct 2022), today names UK gamer Miniminter as its first-ever Head of Speed. 

As Head of Speed, Miniminter, aka Simon Edward Minter, will be responsible for helping Brits to better understand their broadband speeds. The appointment follows Community Fibre’s findings that one-third of Brits are unaware of the internet speeds they pay for₁.  

Followed by millions, Miniminter is a leading gamer, content creator, and a founding member of  Sidemen, a British YouTube gaming collective alongside other world-renowned personalities including KSI and W2S.  

The ISP, which is London’s largest and fastest 100% full fibre broadband provider boasting incredible internet speeds of up to 3,000 Mbps, also found that one in five Londoners experienced ‘WiFi rage’ in the past year because of slow internet speeds. Commonly found in gaming, Community Fibre will tackle the issue with Miniminter’s support, and challenge other broadband providers to answer why they advertise and sell fixed speeds, but never communicate WiFi speeds (unless lost in T&Cs), which are always slower than wired. 

Commenting on his new role, Miniminter said: “As a gamer and content creator, a fast and reliable internet connection is vital to the work I do. For others, a connection is essential for booking GP appointments online or staying connected with family and friends.  

When it comes to selecting broadband, we hear a lot of words such as Superfast this, or Gigafast that – but what does it all mean? That is why I am ecstatic to be collaborating with Community Fibre, to help Londoners to better understand their broadband speeds, so they can find out if they are being bamboozled by their broadband provider or not.” 

How to find out your broadband speed 

To put your broadband speed to the test and find out if you are getting the best speeds at the best value, Community Fibre has launched its own test at 

Once there, Community Fibre has all the information you need to better understand broadband speeds, such as the difference between Download and Upload speed, information about Ping and Jitter, as well as advice on how to improve your broadband speeds and ensure you receive fibre all the way into the home. 

Miniminter’s 8-step guide to improving WiFi speeds at home 

  1. Locate your router in a central position that’s not hidden behind your TV or furniture, and keep it upright so that its WiFi signal goes upwards and outwards 
  2. Don’t put the router on the ground otherwise the signal goes into the floor – best to wall mount it or put it in a raised position where it won’t get nudged or damaged 
  3. Avoid placing your router near a window; you’ll ‘waste’ signal by broadcasting to the outside 
  4. The more walls, and the thicker they are especially brick ones, the more WiFi signal will struggle to get through, so keep this in mind 
  5. Avoid placing your router near devices that emit interference i.e. microwave cookers or wireless speakers 
  6. Fluids are WiFi blockers, so don’t hide your router behind a fish tank or wine rack 
  7. Broadband WiFi speed is shared, so disconnect devices you don’t need from the router 
  8. If top speed is your priority, always go wired rather than WiFi and if you need extra ports to connect more devices directly into your router Amazon and others sell a range of cheap but effective port extenders


Community Fibre has recently launched London’s lowest-priced 1,000 Mbps broadband package at just £25/month for a 24-month contract. 

Not only is Community Fibre’s 1,000 Mbps broadband more than 18x faster than the UK average download speed, it is also much cheaper than what the average London consumer pays for their broadband. Over 24 months, Community Fibre’s 1,000 Mbps is £887 cheaper than Virgin, £774 cheaper than BT and £770 cheaper than Sky.

How fast is 1,000 Mbps? Well, if you’re a gamer, downloading a 30.88G FIFA game will only take you 4 minutes and 7 seconds. Deals are available from from now until 1st November. 




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Notes to editor 

This research of 2,855 UK based people was commissioned by Community Fibre and conducted by Nat-Rep Market during June.  

₂Source: 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  

Source: 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. 

This research of 1,500 UK based Britons aged 18 and over was commissioned by Community Fibre and conducted by Perspectus Global during March 2022. 

1,000 Mbps – Avg. 920 Mbps (wired), 18x faster than the UK average download speed and 102x faster than the UK average upload speed; 16x faster than the London average download speed. Source: Ofcom UK Home Broadband Performance 

Prices are correct as of 01/09/2022 and are provided by FDM consumer competitor data reporting 


About Community Fibre  

Community Fibreis 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.