October 12, 2023

Polegate Mayor, Cllr Dan Dunbar, celebrates arrival of Full Fibre Broadband with local network operator, Lightning Fibre

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Polegate Mayor, Councillor Dan Dunbar, celebrates arrival of Full Fibre Broadband with local network operator, Lightning Fibre

East Sussex based AltNet Lightning Fibre, founded in Eastbourne in 2018, has started to turn Polegate into a gigabit-town, which - when completed - will make it one of the best connected towns in the UK, with average download speeds at least 3 times faster than delivered over the old copper network currently used by most homes.

Lightning Fibre started rolling out ‘fibre to the premises’ in Eastbourne from Oct 2020, and can now connect homes and businesses to its symmetric Full Fibre network in Polegate with the launch of the new ‘primary node cabinet’, ‘unveiled’ by Cllr Dunbar in his capacity of Town Mayor. 

With a multi-million pound investment secured in 2020, the firm has created over 200 local jobs and improved the connectivity of thousands of homes and businesses. The company takes a ‘community-centric’ approach, supporting local charities, events and good causes, including the hugely popular Camper Marmalade Festival held in Polegate.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Polegate, Councillor Dan Dunbar, commented, “I’m impressed by this company’s community focus, and delighted to welcome a brand new, locally-operated network to our town. Despite the inevitable disruption of an infrastructure project of this scale, Lightning Fibre engaged with the Town Council, ward councillors and local residents when issues arose, and worked quickly to rectify any problems. Full Fibre is the fastest and most reliable broadband technology, and I’m pleased Polegate is at the forefront of the ‘broadband revolution’ currently underway across Britain.” 

Rob Reaks, Lighting Fibre’s Sales and Marketing Director, added, “New networks like ours will bring long-term benefits to consumers in terms of price, choice and reliability. We have thousands of happy customers , with an ‘excellent’ 4.8 star Trustpilot rating, in part due to our outstanding customer service team based at Moy Avenue, Eastbourne. Customers are choosing our local network, rather than using the national, mainstream providers, because they understand this benefits their community - through local job creation, event sponsorship and charitable support.”

Prices start from £24 per month, with a social tariff for means-tested benefit recipients of just £15 per month. Hyper Fast (900Mbps or more, guaranteed at the modem) packages are available from £39 per month, fixed for 24 months. The company does not impose unfair ‘mid contract’ inflationary price hikes.

Note: The Polegate rollout will take some time, so if you're unable to switch right now, please register online and the Lightning Fibre Sales Team will keep you updated as the full fibre network extends across the whole of Polegate.

To find out more go to www.LightningFibre.co.uk, or call 01323 380260 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm, except Christmas Day).

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