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LightSpeed Broadband is expected to relocate headquarters from Spalding to Peterborough





A broadband firm says that it expects to pull out of its Spalding headquarters.

LightSpeed Broadband says it is likely to relocate its headquarters from Fulney Hall to Peterborough as it looks to expand its network.

But the firm, which brought gigabit full fibre broadband to the area, says it remains committed to maintaining ties with the town.

The team at LightSpeed Broadband celebrating an earlier award win at Fulney Hall, Spalding
The team at LightSpeed Broadband celebrating an earlier award win at Fulney Hall, Spalding

LightSpeed had announced in May 2021 its plans to return Fulney Hall, a 19th century listed building on Holbeach Road, to its former glory and moved into the premises in January the following year.

The future for this building is now unclear as the company is returning it to its landlord.

A spokesman said: “LightSpeed Broadband is continuing the expansion of its 250,000 premises full fibre network by adding an additional 150,000 properties across the East and West Midlands. Our network will soon bring multi-Gigabit full fibre broadband to homes and businesses in parts of the UK that have, until now, been starved of good internet connections.

Former South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter opened Fulney Hall with LightSpeed Broadband’s Jeremy Steventon-Barnes, Chief Technology Officer, and Joanne King, Chief Customer Officer
Former South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter opened Fulney Hall with LightSpeed Broadband’s Jeremy Steventon-Barnes, Chief Technology Officer, and Joanne King, Chief Customer Officer

“While our roots have been planted firmly in Spalding for the past three years, we do anticipate relocating our headquarters to Peterborough in the coming months. This is spurred by the improved transport infrastructure provided by the town, which in turn facilitates the expansion of our network and enables us to better cater to our expanding customer base.

“Despite this move, we remain committed to maintaining strong ties with the Spalding community, where many of our satisfied customers reside. We’re excited for our ongoing expansion, and we want to assure our customers that our dedication to providing fantastic broadband services will continue unabated.

“In fact, it’s our aim to provide services that step beyond broadband into areas that include VoIP, home security, entertainment and more. We’re doing this because we believe that being digitally connected transforms lives.

The outside of Fulney Hall in Spalding, the HQ of LightSpeed Broadband
The outside of Fulney Hall in Spalding, the HQ of LightSpeed Broadband
LightSpeed’s customer service team try out its gigabit broadband at the Lounge at Fulney Hall in Spalding
LightSpeed’s customer service team try out its gigabit broadband at the Lounge at Fulney Hall in Spalding

“We realise that the future of Fulney Hall is a question that residents will wish to have answered. However, we are only tenants of the building and have no insight into the likely usage of the building moving forward. Therefore, we would ask that property related questions are directed to the landlord.”

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