Who is Lightning Fibre?

Lightning Fibre is a community minded, Full Fibre Hyperfast Internet service provider. An internet service provider unlike those currently present in Eastbourne today.

We supply speeds which way less than 8% of the UK are offered currently – the golden standard 1Gbps (1,000Mbps) or the even better 10Gbps (10,000Mbps) symmetrical download and upload speeds.

Not only are we bringing these speeds to Eastbourne via our own Full Fibre Optics network, we have our community in mind. Here is a headline list of the benefits we’re setting out to deliver:

Community Benefits:

  • First and foremost, we’re not only bringing the 1Gbps service itself as a standard, but at an incredible price, one which comparatively (1) cannot be beaten. We even beat the Ultrafast incumbent packages which offer slower speeds – especially when it comes to uploads.
  • We are headquartered within Eastbourne and as such employ locally and provide support locally – Forget call centres abroad or elsewhere, we’re in Eastbourne.
  • Lightning Fibres’ Full Fibre network will entice companies into the town and in turn create more local jobs and additional tax revenue for our local and county councils, which in turn goes towards local community services.
  • Research from various sources (2) have shown that once a location has a full fibre 1Gbps network, property prices and local economies are positively impacted.
  • From our own local research; people working from home, downloading the latest game or streaming their favourite shows, will enjoy the faster speeds and reliability, which wasn’t experienced before – thereby decreasing individual stress and increasing reliability, productivity and of course fun!
  • We won’t be left behind waiting for the next upgrade.
  • Did you know the World Cup 2018 can be streamed in 4K via BBC iPlayer. BBC state you’ll need at least a stable 40Mbps connection to watch on just one device in 4K – currently the average existing Eastbourne internet connection (3) will not be able to manage this. Chances are you’ll be struggling with all the other devices in your home – all competing for the same connection. Our service will see an end to this problem and you’ll be able to watch BBC and other content in 4K, whilst everyone else in the house can enjoy their internet experiences.
  • Environmentally full fibre optic networks use 88% less greenhouse gas emissions per 1Gbps when compared to other access technologies (4).
  • We plan to be running local competitions and family events with prizes to be won and fun to be had.
  • We will give back monetarily via direct sponsorship and charity activities.

Our community stakeholder engager shall share more details once rollout begins in your area.

In a nutshell, we want to make a positive impact to our community. Support us so we can support your community.


  1. £50/1,000Mbps = 5p per Mbps.
    • For comparison BT Superfast Fibre Avg 36Mbps – March 2019:
      • During offer period = 84p per Mbps
      • Post offer period = £1.06 per Mbps
  2. FTTH Council Europe Report – http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/Publications/Primer_UpdateMay2014_FINAL.pdf
    http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/FTTH_Council_report__FINAL_and_proofread-update-20180214.pdf – Page 28
    Broadband Genie Explains, Faster broadband, higher prices –https://www.whathouse.com/advice/does-better-broadband-mean-higher-house-prices/
  3. https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/eastbourne,E07000061 – 31.8Mbps download only FTTC only Q1 2018.
  4. http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/FTTH_Council_report__FINAL_and_proofread-update-20180214.pdf – Page 25

Be one of the first to have Lightning Fibre connected to your property

Register your interest and we’ll be in touch before our Hyperfast Full Fibre network comes to your street. Prepare to light up your home by being the first to have up to 1,000 Mbps download and upload speeds!

If your street has not been announced yet, register your interest now and tell us where you are so we can target your street next. The more registrations we have for your locality the higher priority you’ll be given for the next phase.