A Spalding-based broadband service provider has unveiled a team of 17 new employees as it prepares to roll out faster internet across the region.
LightSpeed Broadband is installing a region-wide fiber optic network from a base at Fulney Hall – with customers eligible to sign up in the fall.
The team at the Grade II listed site near Springfields was recruited locally and new staff are joining experts from the telecommunications industry to work on the project.
The final faces will be office based, with customer service, sales and networking roles now filled.
Around 100 engineers are currently installing 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 has said it wants to strengthen the network in areas “currently underserved by existing broadband infrastructure” – and said its upload and download speeds will be 23 times faster than the current average.
Liz France, Contact Center Manager for LightSpeed Broadband, said: “It’s great to be part of such a strong team of experts who are passionate about making a difference for local communities.
“Living in Lincolnshire myself, I am delighted to be working with the other locals on our team at our new head office in Spalding to provide the best customer service as we roll out our fiber optic broadband network throughout the region. “
LightSpeed COO Dave Axam added, “We are building our light-speed network across the region and these latest LightSpeed appointments demonstrate our commitment to creating local jobs and bringing together the best of industry expertise.
“Our plans to create our head office in Spalding are coming to life and we are excited to be part of the local community and to better understand the cities in which we operate. “
LightSpeed Says Gigabit Broadband will make it easier for people to work from home, play and stream online content, and make video calls without “no buffering, no lag or dropout” .
With a secure head office in Spalding, the company will expand its offering to ten more towns in the fall, with connections to 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