G.Network announces partnerships with Islington Council and Greater London Authority (GLA) to seamlessly deliver faster internet to Londoners.
Partnerships with local London authorities demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to delivering affordable gigabit services across the capital.
G.Network, London's full fibre broadband provider, has agreed a pair of exciting partnerships that will unlock its gigafast broadband speeds for more Londoners. A wayleave agreement with Islington Council and a partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA) evidence G.Network's vital position in building and delivering gigabit services across the capital, and play an important role in the G.Network's ambitious growth plans.
According to recent data from broadband information site, Thinkbroadband, less than half of Islington premises can currently access a full fibre connection. G.Network’s partnership with Islington Council means thousands of homes will now have access to G.Network’s infrastructure, with speeds up to 1Gbps – around x10 faster than London’s average broadband speed. G.Network and Islington Council are working together closely to set up even more homes across the borough, marking a step forward in creating a better-connected London.
As part of its ambition to make its powerful 100% fibre network accessible and affordable to all, G.Network also offers a social tariff, Essential Fibre. This tariff provides eligible residents with access to full fibre broadband for just £15 a month. The partnership with Islington Council also includes free fast broadband connections for a number of community facilities.
G.Network's work in Islington is mirrored across the capital, with the full fibre provider collaborating with the GLA and other stakeholders on the 'Dig-Once' approach which aims to reduce disruption, congestion and economic losses sometimes associated with infrastructure delivery. By working closely with the GLA, G.Network has already been able to save 250 days of disruption to local London communities and is continuing to strive to improve the build and delivery of its gigabit services across the capital.
Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive of G.Network, commented:
“At G.Network, it’s our mission to provide Londoners with faster, more reliable broadband at an affordable price – and establishing and maintaining our status as a trusted partner to local authorities across London is core to fulfilling that. Many of London’s residents still rely on outdated broadband that simply isn’t fit for modern life. We’re therefore delighted to be working alongside authorities like Islington Council and the GLA to upgrade connectivity while minimising disruption so that residents and wider communities across the capital can make the most of our powerful 100% fibre broadband.”
Councillor Una O’Halloran, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Homes and Communities, said:
“Our partnership with G.Network will mean faster, more reliable internet access for people living in thousands of council homes across the borough – an important part of our work to close the digital divide and make Islington a more equal place. I’m also pleased that we’ll be upgrading internet connections at community spaces across the borough for free, meaning even more people and community groups will benefit from super-fast broadband.”
Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer for London, said:
“I welcome this new partnership to deliver faster broadband to council homes in Islington at an affordable rate, ensuring that more Londoners can benefit from being digitally connected.
“London is making huge strides in closing the digital divide, with more than 60 per cent of homes and businesses now connected to full fibre broadband, up from just four per cent in 2017. This partnership marks yet another positive step forward in our mission to improve digital access and connectivity in the capital – helping to build a better, fairer, more prosperous city for everyone.”