Rural Lincolnshire prepares for superfast broadband

A pilot scheme by Onlincolnshire to bring superfast broadband to 90% of the county by 2016 has launched.

People living in rural areas may have previously struggled to manage day-to-day routines and business management due to limited or no broadband coverage.

Over the next few years, Lincolnshire postcodes will be able to enjoy improved efficiency, better connections and exposure to an expanding global market.

The pilots scheme comes after Onlincolnshire managed to secure approval and funding for its improved broadband rollout from central government last year.

Services and wireless technology will be provided by partners ABInternet.

A before and after of the county once the scheme is rolled out. The red highlights the present not-spots in the county, yellow is limited speeds, and green is super fast broadband. Photos: Lincolnshire Research Observatory

A before and after of the county once the scheme is rolled out. The red highlights the present not-spots in the county, yellow is limited speeds, and green is super fast broadband. Photos: Lincolnshire Research Observatory

In a video published on October 24, Managing Director of AB Internet Darren Round said: “Wireless is very cheap to deploy, it’s very fast, it’s very stable and it’s very robust.

“With the Wolds down the spine of the county and the flat areas, Lincolnshire lends itself particularly well to wireless.”

Lincolnshire County Council have been at the forefront of the project, spearheading the way forward.

In the video, presented by journalist Glenn Lesanto, councillor Colin Davie from Lincolnshire County Council explains how investing in broadband can make a huge difference to businesses, health, works and pensions.

If you are interested in finding out how your area will benefit from the project, you can search for your postcode on the Onlincolnshire broadband map.

On October 24, the LincUpLive event held at DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln saw an Onlincolnshire took to the stage to stress the power of the internet and the work they had been doing to get the county better connected, as well as live blog the event.