Lincolnshire County Council picks AB Internet for projects
Residents and businesses in two areas of Lincolnshire are set to benefit from improved broadband well ahead of the larger BDUK/BT funded project. AB Internet has been selected to provision its wireless broadband service in two pilot projects providing the choice of a 2 Mbps all the way through to a 50 Mbps service.
"This project is absolutely groundbreaking, not only does it show a clear endorsement of AB Internet’s track record of transforming rural areas, but it highlights confidence placed in fixed wireless access as a realistic alternative for ‘traditional’ methods of Superfast Broadband delivery. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a clear message to residents in these areas that the council has listened, and is delivering on promises to help transform their broadband lives."Darren Round, Managing Director of AB Internet
The two areas that are part of the pilot are:
- Area 1: Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and Willoughby with Sloothby
- Area 2: Old Leake and Wrangle, Frithville, Stickney and Sibsey
The pilots are the result of £300,000 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund and helps to show that while a council may pick BT for the main roll-out there is lots of scope to use smaller more agile companies to roll-out services to meet specific needs.
For residents curious to learn more it is best to check out the onlincolnshire project at www.onlincolnshire.org for the latest information as the pilots progress.