British pure fibre provider Community Fibre, which focuses on the provision of services in London, has announced that its network now passes 200,000 premises in the capital. In a press release regarding the development, the company claimed to have doubled the number of premises within reach of its network in a year, while it also noted that it had increased its customer base by 130%; it stopped short of providing actual uptake figures, however. With Community Fibre having reached this latest coverage milestone, it noted that work in the short term will be possible after it signed master wayleave agreements with three additional London boroughs, including Hackney, Barnet and Lambeth. According to the operator, these deals will enable it to roll out its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an additional 85,000 new properties ‘in the coming months’.
Commenting, Community Fibre CEO Graeme Oxby said: ‘As a London-based company, we are proud to have reached this new milestone today and will keep pursuing our efforts to provide better connectivity to those who need it the most and connect up to a million properties across the city by 2023. These rollouts will not only cover social housing and large blocks of flats, our primary focus in the past, but also include individual properties and terraced houses.’
Community Fibre currently markets its broadband services as offering speeds of up to 3Gbps for residential properties and up to 10Gbps for businesses. Its infrastructure is currently available and ‘expanding rapidly’ in Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.