Broadband boost for rural North Lincolnshire homes and businesses
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Around 1000 additional rural homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire now have access to broadband with speeds of over 100mbps thanks to an investment to further increase connectivity.
The investment has enabled a selection of targeted premises which could not access superfast download speeds (30mbps or more) to enter the digital fast lane.
Local company Quickline Communications have carried out the work, which was completed at the end of June 2022, with premises now able to connect to new services.
Residents and businesses in rural areas of North Lincolnshire with a connection speed of less than 30mpbs can check if they are able to take advantage of this new service by entering their postcode on the Quickline Communications web page.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader and cabinet member for place shaping and connectivity at North Lincolnshire, said:
“Already, the council and telecoms companies have worked hard to ensure that over 95 per cent of homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire have access to superfast broadband but our ambitions do not stop there.
This investment has made it possible for even more people, many in rural areas of North Lincolnshire, to access download speeds of over 100mbps.
Access to fast, reliable broadband has never been as important as it is now and this will make a huge difference to the way people learn, access services, and remain connected across communities.
“The faster speeds will also be crucial for our businesses, helping them compete in the global marketplace as we continue to grow the local economy.
I would urge businesses and residents to take advantage of the faster speeds and better connectivity.”
The work has been funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and Quickline Communication investment.
In addition to the rollout, North Lincolnshire Council has ambitious plans to provide fast, reliable future-proof gigabit capable provision across the area. Gigabit capable broadband can deliver download speeds of up to 1000mbps.
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