May 31, 2022

Lightning Fibre Launches in Heathfield

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Full Fibre Broadband reaches Heathfield as Lightning Fibre launches their local network for over 5,000 more homes and businesses.


Local, independent Full Fibre network builder, operator and ISP Lightning Fibre Limited has launched its hotly anticipated, symmetric full fibre network across Heathfield for 5,000 more homes and businesses.

Vice Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Councillor Roy Galley, cut the ribbon on the new powered cabinet on Station Road, and commented that “Rural areas have been held back by low broadband speeds. This full fibre network will really speed things up - for local businesses, home workers, anyone involved in learning whatever their age, and for our social lives.”

“I am very glad to see that a local firm, using local employees, has invested so heavily in this town. This company also reinvests into our community through events, sponsorship and charitable donations. They’re also active members of the Heathfield Chamber of Commerce.”

Ben Ferriman, Lightning Fibre’s Founder and CEO, added, “We understand that poor connectivity really frustrates people in East Sussex, so in March 2021 we announced our decision to level up Heathfield by extending our brand new,dedicated full fibre optic network to give the community the connectivity they deserve. I’m delighted that the network is now complete and available to everyone in Heathfield.”

Research shows that once an area has a symmetric full fibre network, property prices and local economies are positively impacted. Lightning Fibre is building high quality networks across Sussex, creating quality local jobs and delivering a high-quality service at an affordable and competitive price.

Full fibre optic networks are not just the fastest, they are also the greenest - independent research identified that a full fibre network generates 88% less greenhouse gas emissions per 1Gbps compared to other broadband technologies.

Headquartered in Eastbourne, 95% of Lightning Fibre employees come from East Sussex, and the install and customer care teams are based in Polegate. The company charges highly competitive prices, to suit all requirements, and local residents are encouraged to register online at for more information. As the network is symmetric, unlike other providers,consumers enjoy guaranteed upload and download speeds of at least 100Mbps at the modem. The network supports 10,000Mbps, making it completely future-proofed for decades to come.

Customers can now switch online at or call 01323 380260.

Photo: Councillor Roy Galley Vice Chairman of East Sussex County Council and Ben Ferriman, Lightning Fibre’s Founder & CEO

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