North Lincolnshire communities to benefit by new broadband funding

The Northernlincs Broadband project will get a boost of £1.2 million, according to the newly announced government funding. The project aims to connect 92% of premises across the unitary authority area. South Yorkshire Times reports that areas to be benefited by the additional funding include Axholme Central, by October (at least 24Mbps speed), while Sandtoft, Epworth and Belton are likely to get access between October and March.

It is estimated that 4,000 additional premises can gain access to superfast broadband thanks to the funding from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). Northernlincs aims to roll-out the network on FTTC/P technology by BT. To cover North and North East Lincolnshire (East England) by 2015.

The MP for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme, Andrew Percy, said he was happy for getting this funding, after campaigning for it in parliament. The appalling low speeds of lines here of local residents could be improved by the roll-out, that is to run in 4 phases up to June 2015, he said. But other solutions may be needed to the rest of the 7.5% of homes, he added.

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