Bringing gigabit broadband with blistering speeds to the East of England

About us

Lightspeed Broadband is a new and exciting internet provider to serve residents and businesses across towns in the east of England, starting in South Lincolnshire, with gigabit capable broadband services.

Backed by an international investment consortium and managed by a highly experienced team, Lightspeed has a clear deployment strategy and ability to deliver at pace, to become a leading provider in the market. 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.

At Lightspeed, our goal is to unlock the full digital potential of the communities we serve by providing a gigabit broadband network, underpinned by high quality, locally delivered service to residents and businesses.

Our roll-out starts in the spring this year and we have a funded plan to get to up to 100k homes by end of 2022 with an ambition to get to up to a 1 million by 2025.

We will start in the following locations: Boston, Bourne, Holbeach, King’s Lynn (Norfolk), Market Deeping, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford

Meet the team

Steve Haines

Chief Executive Officer

Previously Managing Director of BT Group. A telecoms leader, following an outstanding 30-year career at BT, where he led some of the most important milestone events in fixed and mobile telecom’s history. These include a £5bn+ deal with BDUK and Local Authorities to achieve 95% fibre broadband coverage in the UK.  He has completed Oxford University’s Strategic Leadership and MIT’s Innovation and Technology programmes.

Dave Axam

Chief Operating Officer

Previously a Director at BT Wholesale. Dave has over 30 years’ of Telecoms experience, including fixed and mobile network build and operations. At BT, he led and executed complex deals worth £100m’s pa. and is an expert in leveraging disruptive technologies to drive business growth. Dave was South East Regional Director at BT for the Superfast roll-out. Dave holds a DMS and DipM from the University of Portsmouth and a HNC in Electronics and Telecommunications.

Joanne King

Chief Customer Officer

Previously Head of Marketing and Sales at TalkTalk, where she has delivered significant value through the management of their FTTP programme, delivering FTTP penetration over 30%, more than doubling market share, increasing revenue by 14% and achieving a customer satisfaction score of 90%, which culminated in the sale of FibreNation for over £200m in March 2020.

Register your interest

Lightspeed Fibre Holdings Ltd

Pine Grove Enterprise Centre

Pine Grove


East Sussex



Telephone: 01892 956 484