Lightspeed Broadband Heading to South Lincolnshire
Eight Lincolnshire towns to have access to full fibre gigabit broadband; thanks to a £300million investment.
19:18 23 February 2021
Lightspeed Broadband is bringing superfast and reliable broadband service to at least eight Lincolnshire towns after raising £300million private investment. The service will also be made available to other areas across the east of England over the next few years using existing ducts and poles whenever possible.
The firm, which is backed by an international consortium, aims to reach 100,000 homes by the end of 2022 and 1million homes and businesses by 2025.
Steve Haines, Chief Executive Officer at Lightspeed Broadband, said: “Collaborating with communities and local authorities we plan to start building immediately in market towns in South Lincolnshire, bringing thousands of homes and businesses access to essential full fibre, ultra-reliable gigabit broadband they deserve, and then expanding to meet the regional customer needs. We are really excited about the future.”
Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness and Minister for Digital Infrastructure, added: “It is our national mission to level up the country with next-generation broadband and build back better from the pandemic.
“While we’re investing a record £5 billion to ensure really hard to reach areas get connected, we want big ideas and investment from industry to build a truly 21st century Britain.
“So it’s fantastic to see Lightspeed’s hard work and dedication mean thousands of homes and businesses in Lincolnshire will soon be benefitting from gigabit speeds, with new local jobs created in the process.”