When we announced our plans to level up Eastbourne by laying our full fibre network across the town, Hastings and St. Leonard's on Sea quite rightly asked, 'What about us'. We know you're as fed up as we are with rubbish Broadband. So, our fully-funded roll out is now underway in your town and will eventually reach every home and business in Hastings and Saint Leonard's.
We are not merely upgrading what's already there, we are laying a brand new full fibre network. We do not use the old BT copper wiring, which is slow and unreliable. Even a 'fibre' network, which you may be using currently, will include some old wiring. Our 'Full Fibre' network does not - our network connects your home or business directly to the exchange using fibre optics all the way.
The build is underway but will take some time, so if we're not already live in your specific area (if we are, you can switch online really easily), you'll be prompted to register your interest. Please do so - as it allows our Community Engagement Team to reach out to you by phone and email with updates about your specific address and also shows us areas of high demand, which our planning team do use when scheduling the network roll out.
We are an active member of Hastings Chamber of Commerce.
Initially, our full fibre network will cover TN34, 35, 37 and 38; with additional, surrounding areas under consideration. Further announcements of local roll outs are expected from the company in the coming months.
“This is tremendous news for Hastings, our residents and businesses. We have campaigned for years to improve our connectivity, both physical and virtual, and it is great to see that we are about to benefit from hyper fast broadband. The pandemic of the last year has meant many of us have had to work from home, and this kind of broadband will help both local residents and businesses, and those looking to relocate here. And it’s great to see that so many of the people employed on the project are locally based”.
Cllr Colin Fitzgerald, Deputy Leader of Hastings Borough Council, March 2021