Announcements, press and media

Below are some of our company announcements, press releases, cases studies and mentions in the media. If you’re a journalist or blogger and would like more information on Lightning Broadband’s internet services, please contact us via [email protected]

Company news

Supporting Smart Buildings
July 14, 2021
Lightning Broadband has been partnering with smart building service providers for years, integrating their technologies with its superfast building broadband service.

Queensland Office Opens!
April 27, 2021
We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new office in Queensland, on the Gold Coast at Varsity Lakes. And we’ve hit the ground running!

Lightning Broadband Reflects On 2020
December 22, 2020
As for many companies, 2020 presented some unique challenges for Lightning Broadband – but we also saw many achievements.

Our First Queensland Project!
September 22, 2020
We’re about to make our presence felt in Queensland with this apartment project; providing superfast internet connectivity to 87 units over 11 levels.

Lynham Networks Declared A Statutory Infrastructure Provider
September 2, 2020
The Australian Federal Government has declared Lynham Networks, which is the parent company of Lightning Broadband, a Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP). Here’s what that means.

New Apartment Projects For Lightning Broadband
July 23, 2020
Lightning Broadband’s residential development portfolio continues to grow rapidly, with three more apartment building connectivity projects in the company’s pipeline.

Development Making Its Mark With Fast Broadband
April 2, 2020
Residents and tenants have begun moving into The Mark – and moving on to truly superfast connectivity; provided by Lightning Broadband.

Our Building Broadband Blitz!
March 4, 2020
The latest batch of buildings to be Lightning Broadband enabled takes our tally to 50; with dozens more projects in the works.

Lightning Broadband Coming To Canberra Soon!
February 5, 2020
The next stop on our national expansion is Canberra, with the first connections to be live by the middle of this year.

Lightning-Fast Broadband For The Mercer
November 7, 2019
Residents of Geelong’s first residential high-rise building will enjoy access to superfast broadband from the day they move in.

Superfast Internet Connectivity An Apartment Sales Booster
October 16, 2019
Lightning Broadband’s services are being used to help sell apartments off the plan in Melbourne by the developer of a major project in Cheltenham.

Cashed Up And Ready To Grow!
September 26, 2019
Lightning Broadband has secured a substantial funding facility from River Capital to support our national rollout of high speed fibre internet connectivity to greenfield residential and commercial developments.

Strutting Our Stuff In Richmond
September 5, 2019
Lightning Broadband has recently completed an apartment building technology project in Richmond, Victoria; demonstrating expertise beyond fast connectivity.

Sydney Housing Estate To Get Super-Fast Broadband
August 30, 2019
A new housing estate in Sydney’s south-west suburbs will be serviced by Lighting Broadband, which will provide Fibre-To-The-Premises based internet connectivity to all properties.

Lightning Broadband Adds To Apartment Building Connectivity Portfolio
August 1, 2019
Another five apartment developments are now Lightning Broadband enabled; offering residents and tenants superfast internet access.

More Apartment Developments Choose Lightning Broadband
April 17, 2019
Lightning Broadband has just completed another three significant apartment development projects, building on our rapidly growing portfolio.

We’re Heading To Perth!
March 4, 2019
It’s happened earlier than we expected, but we’ll soon launch our services in Subiaco, Western Australia!

ISDN -> VoIP – An Alternative To The NBN
February 21, 2019
The end of ISDN in Australia may be night, but that doesn’t mean those migrating from ISDN to VoIP are limited to NBN solutions.

Lightning’s Project Pipeline Powers On
February 5, 2019
Lightning Broadband currently has 21 completed Fibre-To-The-Building (FTTB) apartment projects in its portfolio, with dozens more in its pipeline.

Lynbrook Tower Upgraded
January 29th, 2019.
It had serve our Lynbrook clients well for three years – but it was time to upgrade our Lynbrook tower with some of the latest technology to ensure we could keep delivering a great service.

Our Biggest Project Yet!
January 23, 2019
Our team are ready to make a start on our most ambitious apartment project to date – find out more here.

Lighting Broadband Headed For Geelong
November 22, 2018
We’re excited! We expect to have our first Geelong presence activated within the next 12 months.

Internet Via Crane
November 2, 2018
Always up for a challenge, the Lightning Broadband team has installed a temporary internet connection for a building site office using a construction crane as a receiver tower.

Lightning Broadband On 7 News
September 20th, 2018.
Lightning Broadband strutted its stuff to viewers across Australia last night in a segment on 7 News

The NBN Telephone Myth
June 14, 2018
Many Australians still don’t seem to be aware the NBN isn’t always the only option for fast broadband – or for phone services.

Lightning Broadband Launches 500 Mbps Plan
June 1st, 2018.
Those living in Lightning Broadband enabled apartment buildings will be the envy of other Australians – the company has launched a new internet connectivity plan offering 500 Mbps upload and download speed, and with no data cap.

Lightning Broadband Ahead Of The Pack On 5G
May 25, 2018
While many ISPs are still tussling with the concept of 5G implementation, Melbourne’s Lightning Broadband is already rolling out 5G technology for its fixed wireless internet services.

Lightning Broadband Using AirFiber 5XHD
Lightning Broadband has begun installing Ubiquiti Networks’ latest radio system, AirFiber 5X HD, which has 1 Gbps+ throughput capabilities.

A Speed And Bandwidth Boost For Melbourne Businesses
April 9, 2018
More businesses across Melbourne are discovering the many benefits of Lightning Broadband’s commercial fixed wireless internet solutions.

Fast Broadband Makeover For St. Kilda Synagogue
January 20, 2018
From oy vey to hooray – St. Kilda Hebrew Congregation’s internet connectivity woes will soon be over through a communications partnership with Lightning Broadband.

Apartment Buildings Switching On To Superfast Broadband
January 8, 2018
Apartment developers are making their buildings stand out from the back with non-NBN broadband connections – and unlike the NBN, setup doesn’t cost them a cent.

NBN Alternatives Prove Popular
November 13, 2017
A recent story on The New Daily on NBN alternatives generated a great deal of interest in Lightning Broadband’s services.

Lightning Broadband Brings Fast Connectivity To Business Internet Blackspot
October 15, 2017
Businesses in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond previously plagued with poor internet connectivity from other ISPs have been provided a reliability and speed boost with the installation of Lightning Broadband towers in the area.

Broadband Provider Choice A Critical Choice For Property Developers
July 23, 217
Lightning Broadband was mentioned in an article on The Age regarding broadband service provider choices for property developers.

St. Kilda’s Winter Garden Gets Superfast Broadband
June 9, 2017
The organisers of St. Kilda’s Winter Garden are enjoying blistering fast internet connectivity thanks to local ISP, Lightning Broadband.

Speedy ISP Arrives In Collingwood
March 15, 2017
Lightning Broadband is now providing services in parts of Collingwood, including new apartment buildings in the historic Foy and Gibson precinct and Stanley Street.

Fast Broadband In West Melbourne
October 16, 2016
While people living in West Melbourne won’t be seeing the NBN anytime soon, some residents will have access to super-fast internet from late next month.

80% Of Oakleigh Can Now Access Speedy Broadband
October 1, 2016
Businesses and residents in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh now have access to super-fast internet connectivity through Lightning Broadband.

St. Kilda’s Fast Broadband Revolution Picks Up Pace
August 27th, 2016.
Residents and businesses in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda are reaping the benefits of blistering-fast, unlimited broadband plans – without the NBN.

The Fastest Pub In Australia
August 6th, 2016.
The recently-opened Garden State Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD is the pub with Australia’s fastest internet connection, and soon patrons will also enjoy the lightning-fast speeds.

High Speed ISP To Take Australia By Storm
March 28th, 2016.
Melbourne, Victoria – March 28, 2016. A new Internet Service Provider (ISP) is providing blistering fast unlimited broadband plans to Australian households and businesses without the need for an NBN connection.

Case studies

St. Kilda Case Study
Ascent St. Kilda in Melbourne isn’t just about elegant apartments and stunning views, it now also provides incredibly fast internet connectivity plans for its residents – and the rest of the popular bayside suburb as well.

Oakleigh Case Study
The super-fast internet access installed this Oakleigh (Melbourne, Victoria) apartment development provides connectivity benefits to surrounding residences and commercial enterprises.

Stanley St. Collingwood Case Study
Lightning Broadband is available to residents of 40 apartments in a new Gurner development.

Cambridge St. Collingwood Case Study
Gurner created 90 ultra-modern loft-type apartments in a heritage-listed building just 3 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, which also feature superfast internet connectivity.

In the news

Lightning Broadband Strikes Biggest-Ever Deal
CRN – November 19, 2019
Startup fibre telco Lightning Broadband has landed its biggest deal to date to supply Melbourne’s new West End tower with fibre services.

Lightning Broadband Setting Up Shop In Geelong
Geelong Advertiser – August 20, 2019
Fixed wireless internet ­provider Lightning Broadband — promising speeds of up to one gigabyte a second ­upload and download — has installed a tower on top of the G1 Apartments on Bellerine St.

Lightning Quick To Expand Services
The Australian – May 21, 2019
Fixed-wireless internet provider Lightning Broadband is branching out nationally, with its promise of ultra-high speeds providing to be a hit with luxury residential developers.

Developers choice of broadband partner gets crucial
The Age – July 23, 2017
Broadband is now an essential infrastructure and federal government legislation requires developers ensure properties are ready to be wired up.

The little Aussie start-ups taking on the NBN – August 19, 2016
AS MANY Australians wait for the National Broadband Network to be rolled out in their area, a couple of Aussie start-ups are taking matters into their own hands.

Is Lightning Broadband’s 100 Mbps Internet Too Good To Be True?
LifeHacker – July 26, 2016
As millions of Australian homes wait for the NBN to reach their door, Lightning Broadband is deploying a wireless network promising fibre-like download speeds to suburban users.

Lightning Broadband Brings High Speed Internet to the Suburbs
BuckScoop – July 26, 2016
Millions of Australians around the world are waiting for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to reach their door, but whilst they wait, another company is taking advantage of the demand.

Lightning Broadband Review: A Good NBN Alternative?
Mr. Telco – Jul 24, 2016
NBN alternatives are popping up all over the shop, but how does Lightning Broadband measure up as a competitor?

Lightning Broadband Offers Australians Crazy High-Speed Internet
Sydney Morning Herald – Jul 22, 2016
As millions of Australian homes wait for the NBN to reach their door, Lightning Broadband is deploying a wireless network promising fibre-like download speeds to suburban users.

Lightning Broadband promises faster, cheaper broadband
Mar 30, 2016 – ITWire
Former solar panel mogul Jeremy Rich wants to take on the NBN, already rolling out in Melbourne with ‘plans to go national soon.’