Lightning Fibre broadband for 5000 homes and businesses

Lightning Fibre Limited has launched its hotly anticipated, symmetric full fibre broadband network across Heathfield for 5,000 more homes and businesses.

Lightning Fibre is building high quality networks across Sussex
Lightning Fibre is building high quality networks across Sussex

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

Research also 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.

Wealden Cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Roy Galley, cut the ribbon on the new powered cabinet on Station Road in Heathfield, and said 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.”

Headquartered in Eastbourne, 95 per cent of Lightning Fibre employees come from East Sussex, and the install and customer care teams are based in Polegate.

The company is a cutting edge, community minded full fibre network operator and internet service provider.Unlike a fibre network, which may include old copper wire, they are undertaking a major infrastructure upgrade in Eastbourne, Hastings, Hailsham and Heathfield to lay a brand new ‘full fibre’ broadband network that will eventually reach almost every home and business in these towns. 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.

The company charges highly competitive prices, to suit all requirements, and local residents are encouraged to register online at for more information.