LightSpeed Broadband's work inspected by Mayor of Market Deeping Joshua Yarham
The work of a broadband provider which is delivering full-fibre connections to homes in Bourne and the Deepings has been inspected by a town mayor.
Mayor of Market Deeping Joshua Yarham visited one of the LightSpeed Broadband build locations close to The Deepings School.
He saw how LightSpeed is laying fibre optic cables and installing underground boxes - instead of green street cabinets - to house their network equipment under the streets.
Coun Yarham said: “LightSpeed Broadband is creating the most far-reaching infrastructure the area has seen and will provide thousands of homes in the community with lightning-fast broadband.
"The efficiency and technology invested into this company is inspiring and shows the East Midlands that progress and innovation are at the forefront of technological development.
"I look forward to seeing the results of the works carried out to create jobs and provide a level of internet service not seen here before.”
Engineers for LightSpeed, a company which is based in Spalding, began work in April in Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford.
Their work is due to provide full-fibre broadband to homes and businesses by the end of next year.
The fibre optic cables will replace copper cables, which are currently used to connect broadband from the green cabinets seen in some streets into people's homes.
Compared with copper cable, fibre optic provides a faster connection, meaning streaming online games and television is less frustrating, and it should shorten upload and download times for digital files.
Upp Broadband is currently making full-fibre broadband available in the Stamford area.