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About Us

Eastbourne Pier
full fibre network

Everything you need to know about Lightning Fibre

We are a cutting edge, community minded full fibre network based in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

We are dedicated to bringing hyperfast and hyper reliable broadband to Eastbourne, Hastings and the rest of East Sussex. Providing you with 100% full fibre broadband. We don’t use BT’s old phone lines with the slower copper fibre that other providers currently use. We’re putting Eastbourne & Hastings at the front of the broadband revolution and giving our community the connectivity support it deserves by building our own dedicated fibre optic network. No need for line rental anymore.

Our full fibre network can deliver symmetric 10Gbps speeds for all and is fully future proofed. If 10Gbps ever isn’t enough bandwidth, we’ll simply upgrade our optics and your modem, all without requiring any engineering or cabling change to the network. Tests show full fibre can deliver terabits of data per second already. This is way ahead of what most other providers offer.

Now you know who we are and what we offer...

If you’re interested in joining Lightning Fibre and getting 100% full fibre broadband, here is what to do:

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Check Availability

Check your postcode to see if Lightning Fibre gigabit full fibre broadband is available in your area.

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If we are in your area - great! It is time to choose your broadband package.

Choose one of our great value broadband packages then select which install date you would like during the checkout process.

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Install Day

One of our engineers will come to your home and connect the fibre from our street cabinet to your premises. We’ll connect the modem and you’ll then be ready to enjoy the benefits of the power of full fibre broadband.

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Time to cancel with your existing provider

You’ll need to give 30 days’ notice and pay for your final month. Just check your contract first. We give you a month’s free service to cover the switch over period.


Community Benefits

We’re not only bringing you our 100Mbps - 10Gbps service as standard, we’re also delivering it at an incredible price (1). We beat the mainstream providers' ‘Ultrafast’ packages which give you slower speeds – especially when it comes to uploads.

  • We’re a local employer - based in Eastbourne, East Sussex and provide all our customer support locally – no call centres abroad or faraway, we’re all in East Sussex.
  • Whether you're homeworkers, online gamers - downloading the latest game or families streaming their favourite shows - you’ll now enjoy faster speeds and increased reliability, the like of which hasn’t been seen in Eastbourne & Hastings before.
  • Our full fibre optic network uses 88% less greenhouse gas emissions per 1Gbps when compared to other access technologies (3). Helping to protect and improve the  environment in East Sussex.
  • The connectivity our hyperfast full fibre network provides will encourage new companies to invest into the area, creating more local jobs and generating additional tax revenue for our councils, which goes towards local community services.
  • Research (2) shows that once an area has a full fibre 1Gbps network, property prices and local economies are positively impacted. Imagine what Lightning Fibres’ 10Gbps network could bring…
  • Plus, Lightning Fibre is fully committed to benefiting the community we all work and live in; we are continuing to sponsor & take part in local clubs & events, as well as donate to charities in East Sussex.
4k streaming

Did you know?...

An increasing number of TV shows & sports events can now be streamed in ultra clear 4K. Streaming service providers, like the BBC, say you need a stable connection of at least 40Mbps to watch these programmes on just one device in 4K. Currently the average Eastbourne internet connection from other providers (3) can’t manage this.

Plus, chances are on a daily basis you have a constant struggle with all the devices in your home competing for the same connection. Lightning Fibre’s service ends this problem - you can watch the BBC and any other content in 4K, while everyone else in the house can also get online.


1. £60/1,000Mbps= 6p per Mbps.
For comparison BT Superfast Fibre Avg36Mbps – Dec 2019:  
During offer period = 84p per Mbps
Post offer period = £1.06 per Mbps
2. FTTH Council Europe Report - - Page 28
BroadbandGenie Explains, Faster broadband, higher prices -
3. – Page 25