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Lincs seeks 100% 30Mbps broadband links

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North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire county councils are together seeking a minimum 30Mbps broadband service for all businesses, homes and community centres throughout the South Humber area.

In a prior information notice published in the Official Journal of the EU, the counties said, ” We will need to fulfil the EU Digital Agenda target at 30Mbps for 100% of customers” as a result of applying for EU funding with extra support from BDUK, the govenrment’s broadband delivery unit.

They expect to use a “mix of technologies” such as FTTC (fibre to the cabinet), FTTP (fibre to the premises) and wireless to cover the whole of North and North East Lincolnshire.

Priority areas will be based on existing suppliers’ coverage plans, councils’ “regenration aspirations” and housing plans, public service network sharing plans, and digital divide statistics.

“There are significant areas of deprivation, high customer usage and planned regeneration investment where super fast broadband will not be available without intervention,” they said.

They plan to submit a BDUK broadband plan by October 2011.
Interested suppliers should register at – Project Reference NLC 22985 by 26 August 2011. More details from


Written by Br0kenTeleph0n3

2011/07/26 at 09:54

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  1. Interesting that there are no weasel words to be spotted in Lincolnshire’s document, such as there are in all the others, ie 10% of the county will get ‘alternative technology to reach the 2megabit USC’. I wish Lincolnshire well, and hope they achieve their goal.


    2011/07/26 at 10:08

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