Council invests in vital fibre optic broadband technology

Friday, October 4th 2013
Fibre optic broadband will introduced to 88 per cent of Lincolnshire by April 2016.
Council invests in vital fibre optic broadband technology
Lincolnshire County Council has announced plans to bring fibre optic broadband access to 88 per cent of the region by April 2016.

Engineering on the first phase of the project has already begun, with South Holland, Bourne and Deepings expected to be the first areas to gain a superfast connection between January and June next year.

According to the Spalding Guardian, the council has promised £48 million will be invested in the scheme over the next three years.

Cabinet Member Richard Davies welcomed the move as he hailed the "vital" benefits the service would bring throughout the county.

He said: "We know how vital good broadband is for both residents and businesses so to make sure the county doesn't miss out on the opportunities that digital technology brings, local councils are investing heavily in improvements."

Mr Davies went on to say that the council would do everything in its power to reach every corner of the county. He was mindful of more rural areas, claiming the project would not be fixated on only bringing the service to towns and cities.

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