Local Broadband News

Lightspeed. Bringing gigabit broadband with blistering speeds to your street

26th April 2021

High speed, ultra-reliable broadband has become key to our connected lives; at work, at home, how we live our lives today and in the future. Here at Lightspeed we believe no-one should be left behind so we're building a state-of-the-art, full fibre gigabit broadband network for homes and businesses in South Lincolnshire.

 

We've started building our network in Sleaford, Skegness, Boston, Bourne, Stamford, Spalding, Market Deeping, Holbeach, Long Sutton and King's Lynn.

 

We're working towards connecting our first customers in Autumn 2021.

 

What is full fibre gigabit broadband?

Full fibre broadband means the connection to the internet uses fibre optic for the whole of the route into our homes, all the way from the exchange. It's a seamless, future-proofed connection capable of ultrafast speeds up to 1Gigabit (1000Mbps). It's the next generation of connectivity and is 15x faster and more stable than part-fibre services - which use copper for the last part of the connection. Full fibre is built for the future. No matter how many devices you hook up, your internet will be as fast, stable and reliable as you need it to be.

 

Why it matters?

With blistering gigabit broadband you'll find endless possibilities. You'll be able to do as much as you want online, whenever you want, with as many people as you want. No drama. No bickering. No buffering. Just ultrafast, super smooth, full fibre broadband for your home or business.

 

We’re building as quickly and as environmentally kindly as we can

So, wherever possible we’ll re-use existing underground ducts and telegraph poles; and by using the latest digital tools to plan our network we minimise disruption and increase our speed of deployment. Inevitably there will be some build works but we aim to minimise these as much as we can. We're committed to supporting local communities and to our environment so at every opportunity we're investing in greener, cleaner ways and asking our partners to meet our same high standards. ‚Äč

 

What you can expect in your street

We’re going to be using the ducts and poles that are already there. This means we won’t be starting by trying to dig trenches in the footpaths like other networks but where we can’t use existing duct, we'll have to do some trenching, and we won’t be putting green cabinets in the streets. So, you’ll see us fixing things to the tops of poles and digging holes for underground chambers so we can connect everything up. We may need to dig across some roads, but we’ll be working closely with the local council and Highway authorities to make sure residents know before any work begins.

 

For more information on how we’re building our network and to register for regular progress updates click here, you can also follow our journey on social media.