Local Full Fibre Broadband Operator and ISP, Lightning Fibre, has launched its eagerly awaited Full Fibre service for homes and businesses in Langney, and provided a 1Gbps free business broadband connection for Langney Community Centre.
As Lightning Fibre continues its roll out across Eastbourne and beyond, the company has recently completed the Langney area network build, adding a further 6,500 homes and businesses to the network coverage area.
As a local, community-centric business, the company has donated a 1Gbps business connection to the local community centre, as part of a digital inclusivity strategy.
Research for the UK digital strategy suggests that there are a number of barriers to 'digital inclusivity'. These include access (not everyone has the ability to connect to the internet and go online), skills (not everyone has the ability to use the internet and online services, and confidence (some people fear online crime, lack trust or don’t know where to start online).
Councillor Hugh Parker commented, that "improving our broadband connection, and removing an operating cost for the Centre, will be fantastic for those who will use this busy, and important community space. We're very grateful to Lightning Fibre for approaching us with this generous offer of support."
Lightning Fibre recently released its 2022-23 Impact Report, highlighting the community support delivered across East Sussex - watch the video HERE
"Every individual and every business should have the skills and confidence to seize the opportunities of digital technology and have easy access to high-quality internet wherever they live, work, travel or learn" The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport [March 2017]
To sign up, you can order online or call 01323 380260 (Mon-Sunday 8am-8pm). The firm has launched a Fibre50 'social tariff' for just £15 per month for households in receipt of means-tested benefits. Social tariffs are cheaper broadband packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. They’re delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, social tariffs can really help customers on low incomes. If your current provider doesn't offer a social tariff, they should allow you to switch to Lightning Fibre without imposing any early contract termination charges.
Photo: Cllr Hugh Parker and Lightning Fibre's Community Engagement Manager, Nicola Funnell.