Coastal attraction Fantasy Island is the first to enjoy a new superfast broadband service, thanks to the onlincolnshire project – and local residents can benefit too.
Lincoln firm AB Internet has installed a wireless broadband service at the east coast amusement park, offering superfast broadband speeds to local residents and businesses.
To enjoy improved speeds people will have to sign up for one of AB Internet’s packages, which range from a cost-conscious 2Mb through to a faster 50Mb internet service.
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, said: “Good broadband is becoming more and more essential for both businesses and residents. That’s why local councils are investing heavily in improving connections across the county.
“This project is just the first step – over the next couple of years broadband speeds will dramatically increase everywhere in Lincolnshire.”
In the coming months, AB Internet will be installing up to another 20 transmitters in the area widening and improving coverage. They will also begin rolling out similar technology in the area around Old Leake and Wrangle.
Neil Tucker, AB Internet’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “It’s nothing short of transformational. To see the expressions on the faces of users who are used to 0.5Mb, ‘cranking it up’ to a 50Mb connection, never fails to make me smile.
“It’s also fantastic to see that in Fantasy Island the local community has a champion whose motives extend further than its own benefit; giving back to the area is what it’s all about.”
James Parker from Fantasy Island added: “High speed broadband will drastically improve the customer experience at Fantasy Island.
“We will be rolling out exciting new social media platforms over the next few years that would not have been possible without this. Making high speed broadband available throughout the area will bring the Lincolnshire coast into the 21st century.”
The work has been made possible thanks to £300,000 from the European Regional Development Fund, and should be completed in the autumn.
People can find out more about the onlincolnshire project at www.onlincolnshire.org.
If people want to find out if they are already in the coverage area of the service, or if they want to find out more, they can visit AB Internet’s website www.abinternet.co.uk or call AB on 0800 952 0080.