The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project was established by North Lincolnshire Council to deliver the Government's Broadband Strategy and is a partnership between North and North East Lincolnshire Council.
Completion of the second phase of the Northern Lincolnshire Broadband programme extended coverage in the area to 97 per cent. A total of £1.18m public funding was invested, which saw over 5,000 homes and businesses connected to superfast broadband.
The third phase of the programme has now commenced, which will see a further £2.9m invested to extend fibre coverage to a further 2,300 homes and businesses resulting in 98.5 per cent coverage of superfast broadband by June 2018. This phase will also see the deployment of both fibre to the premise and to remote node structures for the first time.
The council are currently seeking additional funding alongside future gain share from BT, which has been achieved due to some of the highest uptake levels in the country (currently around 45 per cent with the figure forecast to rise to 55 per cent) in order to exceed 99 per cent coverage.
The local project has seen one of the fastest deployments across the country. This has been achieved without the use of external consultants, generating significant savings that have been invested in the roll out.
Open Market Review 2018
Northern Lincolnshire Broadband Programme is now in the process of tendering for further work to enhance connectivity within the county.
The first step in this process is to define the areas of coverage and non-coverage through an Open Market Review; details on how to respond can be found in our Open Market Review document [PDF, 625Kb].
Once this is complete, a public consultation and subsequently an invitation to tender will follow.