Play your part to increase broadband speeds in North Lincolnshire

Planning and Environment
13:57, Thursday, 24th September 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is working with telecoms providers to bring ultrafast broadband to the area and needs local people to play their part by completing a simple form.

The council is asking people and businesses to register their interest in ultrafast broadband by filling in this form.

Ultrafast broadband provides download speeds of up to 1Gbps (1000Mbps). It is also known as ‘full fibre’, ‘fibre to the premises’ and ‘fibre to the home’.

If people register, there will be no obligation to buy into any service that may become available. Telecoms providers and the Government would fund any upgrade to the network.

If installed people can then choose whether or not to purchase an ultrafast broadband contract.

To have the best chance of your area being upgraded, ask local businesses, friends and neighbours to register their interest too.

Cllr Rob Waltham. Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Many people in North Lincolnshire are currently are not happy with the broadband speeds they receive and we have been working hard with telecoms companies to address this.

“In the last few weeks, people and businesses in Winterton, Winteringham and surrounding areas have access to ultrafast broadband thanks to the council and suppliers working together.

“Even people currently receiving reasonable speeds will see a massive difference to how they work, learn, access services and play online with ultrafast broadband.

“Help North Lincolnshire enter the digital fast lane – registering only takes a few minutes and will help the council make the case to telecoms providers to invest in the area.”