Battersea gets Gigafast

A ‘Gigafast’ broadband service has been rolled out to estates in Battersea.

Over the last year, Community Fibre has been working with Wandsworth Council to install this broadband network across the Savona, Patmore, Carey Gardens, Doddington, Rollo and Surrey Lane estates.

The service has clocked download speeds of over 1,000 megabits per second (Mbit/s) – around 47 times faster than the UK average of 22.8Mbit/s (Ofcom figure).

North Battersea, recently chosen by Apple as the home of its new London headquarters, is the first part of Wandsworth to benefit from the ultra-fast broadband connection. Longer term the council’s partnership with Community Fibre aims to offer over 20,000 homes access to the Gigafast network over the next few years.

The next estates to benefit from the service are set to be Battersea Fields and Ethelburga where cabling work has already started.

The Gigafast service costs residents £40 a month to subscribe to the unlimited ‘gigabit per second’ speeds.

Tim Stranack, Business Development Director at Community Fibre, said: “This investment is providing residents with the opportunity to access state-of-the-art download speeds, and bringing the future of broadband right to people’s front doors.”

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