Lightning Fibre broadband races into Bexhill with F1 winner

Lightning Fibre full fibre broadband raced into Bexhill-on-Sea with a Formula One winner to mark 120 years since the birth of British motor racing in the town – and the announcement of its lightning fast network expansion.

F1 winner races into Bexhill along with lightning fast full fibre broadband

Lightning Fibre founder and CEO Ben Ferriman and network director Paul Thornton roared into Bexhill with Nelson Piquet’s Grand Prix-winning 1990 Benetton B190 to celebrate the start of its expansion with Rother District Council vice-chairman Kathy Harmer and town Mayor Paul Plim.

Cllr Harmer said: “Better broadband is vital for residents and businesses in Bexhill and across the district. This investment, and the creation of local jobs, is a real boost to regeneration efforts and the council whole-heartedly supports this announcement.”

Lightning Fibre’s Ben Ferriman commented: “Bringing the world’s fastest car with us to celebrate the arrival of the world’s fastest broadband is the perfect way to launch our network in Bexhill. We pride ourselves on being the only locally-founded full fibre network headquartered in and focused on East Sussex.

“It was always my intention to include Bexhill in our network expansion – connecting our Eastbourne and Hastings infrastructure to bring full fibre symmetric future-proofed hyperfast broadband to Bexhill.”

One hundred new local jobs

As many as 95% of Lightning Fibre’s employees are from East Sussex and its installation and customer care teams are based in Polegate. The company will announce further expansion soon, with 100 more local jobs being created now to support that future growth.

The local alternative network provider for the south coast charges competitive prices to suit all requirements, and local residents are encouraged to register online at for more information.

As the network is symmetric, unlike many other network providers, consumers enjoy guaranteed upload and download speeds of at least 100mbps at the modem. The network supports 10,000mbps, making it completely future-proofed for decades to come.

Home of speed

Bexhill’s place in the history books was secured when it hosted Britain’s first automobile races on May 19th 1902 on the private road owned by Earl De la Warr. The event was organised by the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland.

The 1990 Benetton was also chosen in a nod to the era of the creation of the World Wide Web, when Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues developed hypertext mark-up language (HTML) and the uniform resource locator (URL), giving birth to the first incarnation of the World Wide Web.

Triple F1 champion Nelson Piquet won his penultimate victory in the Benetton B190, powered by a Ford V8 engine. The impressive racing car is now owned by John Reaks, who still runs it on famous race circuits around the world.

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