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New firm says it can end South Holland's broadband woe

Bosses behind a new full-fibre broadband rollout say their scheme could put an end to frustrations for internet users.

Lightspeed Broadband is going to run the rollout of gigabit broadband in this area from a new HQ in Spalding - although the location is still under wraps.

The new company is backed by an initial £55 million from an ‘international investment consortium’ and has a management team with experience working for BT and TalkTalk.

Team from Lightspeed Broadband celebrate the launch of their scheme in this area. (46500529)
Team from Lightspeed Broadband celebrate the launch of their scheme in this area. (46500529)

Lightspeed says its quicker connections would support ‘professional home working, streaming online entertainment, high speed gaming, home schooling and video calling, with no buffering’.

Specialist fibre infrastructure contractors, Plancast and RCU Solutions, have been appointed to work on the scheme - which will have build teams based in Stamford, King’s Lynn and Boston.

One hundred engineers have been deployed and 30 jobs have been created.

Spalding, Long Sutton, Holbeach, Bourne, Market Deeping, Boston, King’s Lynn, South Wootton, Skegness, Sleaford and Stamford are all in line for gigabit broadband from Lightspeed.

Dave Axam, operations director at Lightspeed Broadband said: “Starting today in these ten towns, we are waking up the future of South Lincolnshire and West Norfolk by unlocking the digital and economic potential of these underserved communities.”

RCU Solutions director Stephen Joynes said: “ Over the last 14 months the demand on broadband/internet services has grown to never experienced levels, and going forward this is set to stay at heights not previously experienced. All too often, investment has focused on the large urban areas, but we are proud to break from the norm and deliver a service that the people of south Lincolnshire deserve.”

Lightspeed is not yet revealing how much its packages will cost.

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