Telecomms May 2, 2018

Government’s digital infrastructure fund leads £25m investment into Community Fibre

Community Fibre has raised £25 million in a series C funding round led by the National Digital Infrastructure Fund, with existing shareholder (and major UK pensions investor) RPMI Railpen following its money.

With only around 3% of UK homes currently connected with full-fiber ultrafast broadband, Community Fibre is aiming to supply full-fiber broadband to 500,000 homes by 2022.

This was the first major investment by the National Digital Infrastructure Fund, which has £400 million in government funds under management which are pointed at boosting investment in the UK’s broadband infrastructure.

Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive of Community Fibre, commented “This funding takes us a step closer to have our full-fibre network available to social housing or private landlords in every borough of London.  Thousands of people will benefit from this investment through a community engagement and upskilling programmes we run on our installment projects.”

We were very pleased to have advised management on this transaction, with Jeremy Glover leading the team.

Deal/project: Series C funding round

Date closed: March 2018

Space: Telecomms

Other lawyers and advisors: Osborne Clarke and others


£25 million

Team advising
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