Superfast broadband is greenlit

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SUPERFAST broadband will be available to all Lincolnshire homes and businesses in the next five years after the county council’s plans received government approval.

The technological improvements made possible through £57 million of public and private investment are hoped to drive forward economic growth in the county.

Coun Colin Davie has welcomed the news. He said: “High speed broadband is essential for Lincolnshire if it is to progress as a modern county with a proper technology infrastructure. It is an absolute priority and I am delighted that we are now progressing the project with a clear timetable to deliver it.”

The proposals will see 90 per cent of properties receiving superfast speeds of at least 24 Mb/second by 2015, with the rest guaranteed at least two Mb/second and by 2017 everyone will have superfast broadband throughout the county.

To demonstrate to commercial suppliers of broadband technology that there is a demand for the service, residents are urged to register at www.onlincolnshire.org