Lincolnshire broadband provider unveils new team
A broadband provider has unveiled a team of 17 new employees as it prepares to rollout faster internet across the area.
LightSpeed Broadband is installing a full fibre network across the region including in Stamford and Bourne, from a base in Fulney Hall, Spalding - with customers able to sign up in the autumn.
The team at the Grade II listed venue, near Springfields, was recruited locally and the new staff join industry experts from the telecoms industry to work on the project.
The latest faces will be based at the office, with customer service, sales and network management roles now filled.
A hundred engineers are currently installing the gigabit broadband infrastructure in south Lincolnshire and West Norfolk - connecting Boston, Bourne, Holbeach, King's Lynn Long Sutton, Market Deeping, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford.
LightSpeed says it wants to boost the network in areas 'currently underserved by the existing broadband infrastructure' - and says its upload and download speeds will be 23 times faster than the current average.
Liz France, contact centre manager for LightSpeed Broadband, said: “It’s brilliant to be a part of such a strong team of experts who are passionate about making a difference to local communities.
"Living in Lincolnshire myself, I’m excited to be working together with fellow locals in our team at our new HQ in Spalding to deliver the best customer service as we roll out our full fibre broadband network across the region.”
LightSpeed chief operating officer Dave Axam added: “We’re building our network at light speed across the region and these latest LightSpeed appointments show our commitment to creating local jobs and bringing together the best of the industry’s expertise.
"Our plans to create our headquarters in Spalding are coming to life and we’re excited to become part of the local community and better understand the towns we’re working in.”
LightSpeed says gigabit broadband will make it easier for people to work from home, play and stream online content and make video calls with 'no buffering, no lag and no dropouts'.
With an HQ secured in Spalding, the firm will expand its offering to ten more towns in the autumn, with connections for Cromer, Dereham, Hunstanton, Sheringham and Thetford in Norfolk; Stowmarket in Suffolk and Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Maldon and Witham in Essex.
For more information visit www.lightspeed.co.uk