Lightning Broadband's sudden entry into Perth's internet connectivity market will come as a surprise to many - and has been a surprise for the company as well.
The non-NBN ISP's Fibre To The Building (FTTB) solutions have been taking Melbourne by storm, with Lightning Broadband successfully executing dozens of apartment and commercial building projects across the city and south-eastern suburbs.
With other projects already on the board outside Melbourne, the company has previously announced its expansion into Geelong, followed by Sydney by the end of this year and other capitals next year. However, an opportunity to take Lightning Broadband to Perth immediately was too good to pass up.
Lightning Broadband's first project in Perth will be for Devwest at its 23 Railway Road commercial/residential development in Subiaco. The building will be retrofitted to provide internet connectivity of up to 1,000Mbps (upload and download) to 14 commercial premises and 6 apartments within the building.
Located just a few kilometres from Perth's CBD, 23 Railway Road Subiaco features a ground floor restaurant and cafe, commercial space on the second, third and fourth floors, and the top floor providing one and two bedroom apartments.
The building's rooftop will also act as a platform for Lightning Broadband's first Perth tower, beaming connectivity to fixed wireless customers in the surrounding area.
"This installation in Perth demonstrates just how streamlined Lightning Broadband's operations have become," says CEO Jeremy Rich. "We're aiming to have 23 Railway Road Subiaco up and running within the next 60 days or so."
Superfast Broadband Infrastructure With Zero Capital Outlay
One of the very attractive aspects of Lightning Broadband's FTTB solutions for developers is the company doesn't charge for integration of its equipment in a new build or for a retrofit, and the ISP provides ongoing maintenance also at no cost.
"What we offer is a way to help developers and property owners' buildings stand out from the pack in an increasingly crowded marketplace - and without having to spend a cent," says Mr. Rich. "Being able to offer incredibly fast and reliable broadband to potential buyers and tenants adds significant value to a building."
As has been the case in Melbourne, Mr. Rich expects Lightning Broadband will be kept very busy in Perth after completing the Subiaco installation.
Property developers in Perth and across Australia can learn more about what Lightning Broadband has to offer by contacting the company on 1300 596 426 or via this contact form.