Southwark Council and Community Fibre WiFi
A partnership between Southwark Council and Community Fibre has brought superfast WiFi to John Harvard Library.
19:30 19 October 2018
A gigabit internet connection has been installed at John Harvard Library – thanks to the partnership between Southwark Council and Community Fibre.
Cllr Stephanie Cryan, Southwark's cabinet member for housing and modernisation, said: "With the internet becoming ever more central to people's lives, from watching TV to paying your bills, it is more important than ever that our residents have access to high-quality, fast and reliable broadband so they can take full advantage of the digital revolution.
"We are pleased to be working with Community Fibre to not only get broadband into people's homes but to places they go to use the internet – like our libraries."
Jeremy Chelot, chief executive of Community Fibre, said: "We are delighted to have worked on this project with Southwark Council. Thousands of people in the UK live in Broadband Poverty. Community Fibre's mission is to remove Broadband Poverty by ensuring people have a local facility, such as the library, where they can access full-fibre broadband for free.
"We're confident that once they realise the opportunities that full-fibre broadband offers they will also want a connection in their own home."