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Southwark signs deal with Community Fibre for 54,000 full fibre homes

You wait 45 minutes for your bus in the freezing cold and then two turn up at the same time, and so it seems this is the situation for residents in Southwark with regards to Gigabit broadband as following on from the Hyperoptic news earlier on Monday, the operator Community Fibre has announced a deal with the London Borough of Southwark so that 54,000 homes on council estates in the area will get to the providers full fibre service rolled to them.

We are delighted to be working with the Southwark Council to bring Gigabit services to properties in London. Southwark Council's commitment has made it easy for Community Fibre to bring this expansion to reality, showcasing how an innovative approach from a local authority can help us to provide the best connectivity to meet residents’ needs. Community Fibre plans to bring full-fibre connections to more than 500'000 properties across London by 2022, providing more Londoners with the Internet they deserve at affordable prices.

Jeremy Chelot, chief executive at Community Fibre

The agreement will also see Community Fibre deliver free internet access to community facilities, libraries and primary schools.

With full fibre vouchers also appearing in the news last week we should also highlight that Community Fibre is a registered supplier for small and medium businesses in London so the voucher can help them roll-out to your business too.

Update 20th March The original article and press release talked about 53,000 premises, but we have seen being told that the correct figure is 54,000 premises hence the update.

Comments

Our cup runneth over in sunny SE1...... About flipping time and just about when some were despairing of ever getting a decent broadband service that equated to something worse than was available in the quaint, but isolated village of a Littleheard-of-Far-from-Anywhere. Good to see too that the focus is on council estates and properties, which have been lost in a huge digital divide in the area for years since so many are EOL with the absurd condition of being able to gaze into a telephone exchange from the window, but denied half-decent broadband.

  • Desmond
  • 8 months ago

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