More sign up to Lincolnshire's broadband project
Dec 15th 2016, 14:12 by Charlotte Whyatt
The total amount of Lincolnshire homes and businesses that’ve now signed up to receive fibre broadband through the Onlincolnshire project has now risen to more than 34%, compared with just 17% in mid-2015.
Onlincolnshire was set-up by Lincolnshire county council to ensure that every community within the large county, even those in fairly remote rural areas, are able to receive an internet connection.
Earlier this year, Onlincolnshire entered into a partnership with telecommunication giant BT which would allow them to build on the existing Openreach infrastructure and so extend the offering of smooth superfast broadband to more and more premises around Lincolnshire.
“We are seeing a real increase in the number of people signing up for superfast broadband,” said Councillor Richard Davies executive member for IT. “With more improvements being rolled out, even more will be able to benefit.”
Over 150,000 homes and business across Lincolnshire now receive fibre broadband and the Onlincolnshire project is about to enter into an £11.6 million improvement phase to extend superfast broadband to almost 97% of the country by the end of 2017.
“We are making great progress across Lincolnshire and our partnership with the county council is working really well,” said BT’s regional director for next generation access. “Being able to access faster download speeds is more important than ever and fibre broadband really does have the ability to transform the way people and businesses use the internet.”
Source: Spalding Today
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