Scunthorpe broadband boost

Bringing gigabit broadband to businesses in Scunthorpe


commercial properties


Around 900 more commercial properties in Scunthorpe will be able to access gigabit broadband thanks to £150,000 of Government cash. The cash is part of the Government’s £27m Town Deal for North Lincolnshire which will help create jobs and grow the economy.

Ultrafast fibre has already been installed in parts of Scunthorpe earlier this year.

Several local businesses have subscribed to the services and are benefiting from the enhanced digital infrastructure already.

Access to Ultrafast fibre will enable businesses to benefit from efficiency improvements and cost savings, through:

  • enabling organisational change such as change to business processes
  • improved online sales and marketing
  • improved online ordering and invoicing
  • enhanced video conferencing and VoIP services
  • improved access to cloud-based services
  • easier document sharing means businesses become more efficient
  • productivity also improves as a large number of users can simultaneously use the internet with little to no effect on the overall performance of the broadband connection.

Fast internet connections are vital for many businesses. This new gigabit capable service is available now, providing speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second. 

The map above shows the gigabit fibre spine that runs through the heart of Scunthorpe’s business communities. Any business within 200 metres of this spine can now order full fibre broadband with speeds from 100mb to gigabit. This is now available to 2224 business premises in the Scunthorpe area.  

How can I order gigabit broadband?

There is a choice of suppliers for businesses to order from:

To access further information:

Visit the Digital Infrastructure page or visit the Faster Britain website.


For more information about digital infrastructure in North Lincolnshire, please email nlbb@northlincs.gov.uk.