Lightning Fibre to connect social housing with full fibre internet in East Sussex

06 February 2024

Lightning Fibre has signed a new deal that will see its multi-gigabit speed full fibre service being expanded to cover homes managed by Southern Housing in East Sussex.

The agreement means Southern Housing residents in areas including East Sussex, Wealden and Rother will benefit from having access to the new full fibre network.

Southern Housing is a large UK housing provider with more than 78,000 homes across London, the South East, the Isle of Wight and the Midlands.

Lightning Fibre has also previously signed a wayleave agreement (legal land/property access agreement) with Eastbourne Homes, who own thousands of properties across the same area, as well as Orbit Homes in conjunction with Complete Fibre Group (CTG); and is also working with Trinity Homes to deliver Full Fibre to new developments, including social housing projects.

“A strong and affordable broadband and internet service is one of the five elements of digital inclusion,” said Stefan Stanislawski, Lightning Fibre’s CEO. “With a move towards digital services to modernise and streamline how housing associations interact with residents, an affordable internet connection is vital. Lightning Fibre will ensure people are not left behind as we help create ‘Digital Britain’.”