Internet service provider arrives at ‘lightspeed’ in Clacton and Frinton
An INTERNET access provider marked the “light speed” progress of its fiber broadband deployment in the presence of elected officials.
LightSpeed Broadband, presented the construction of its fiber optic network to Essex County Councilor Mark Platt and Tendring Councilors Mick Skeels and Nick Turner.
Residents of Clacton, Holland-On-Sea, Frinton, Kirby and Walton will be able to tune in later this summer.
Lightspeed is also building its network in other Essex towns including Braintree, Halstead, Harwich, Maldon, Manningtree and Witham.
Mark Platt, Deputy Cabinet Member and Essex County Councilor for Frinton and Walton, said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the LightSpeed team in Clacton and Frinton recently to learn more about the progress of the rollout of the the company’s fiber optic broadband in several Essex towns. help level our region.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the region and I’m excited that residents and businesses can benefit from LightSpeed’s full fiber connectivity later this year.
On a mission to reach one million homes by 2025, LightSpeed will bring fast internet access to 32 market towns in the east of England.
The internet service provider is on track to reach 200,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2022 and become the region’s leading broadband provider.
Mick Skeels, Essex County Council and Tending Councilor added: “It was good to see LightSpeed’s full fiber optic broadband construction in Clacton recently as it progresses through the town.
“The company’s investment supports Clacton’s economic development and is an important step in bringing new opportunities to the area.
Thanks to Lightspeed, thousands of homes and businesses will be able to benefit from upload and download speeds of one gigabit or 1,000 megabits per second.
That’s 23 times faster than average broadband speeds currently available, according to the House of Commons Library constituency data. The same source cites Lightspeed as five times more reliable than standard fiber for professional home working, streaming, gaming and video calling without buffering, lag or dropout.
Nick Turner, Frinton Tendring Councilor and Chair of the Planning, Policy and Local Action Committee, said: “I am delighted that LightSpeed has chosen Frinton for the latest deployment of its super-fast broadband.
“It adds another string to Frinton’s bow and gives the town more choice.”