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North and North East Lincolnshire sign BDUK contract with BT

While some have been saying that the deadline for better broadband in the UK has moved, the various BDUK/County Council projects have not moved their deadlines and there is still signing ceremonies taking place. The latest is for the contract for North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, who have signed with BT in a £5.7 million pound project.

The project is set to complete by Spring 2015, delivering fibre based broadband (FTTC) to 89% of premises in the coverage area, extending on the commercial coverage of fibre based services. The financial split is £1.51m from BT, £2.64m from BDUK and £1.557m from the ERDF. We have chased BT to find out how much the two councils are contributing, as this appears to be missing from the press release.

"This is an important step in the campaign to bring faster broadband speeds to every home, business and school in North and North East Lincs. Working with BT we will be announcing the installation schedule in the coming months and communities across the county can look forward to improved access to online services and better connectivity for businesses from 2014 onwards."

North Lincolnshire Council spokesperson

No mention is made of any native FTTP roll-out, but fibre on demand which is still only available in limited FTTC areas is mentioned. In theory further updates on the roll-out should appear at eventually.


Their is a update over on isp review from Openreach which says that neither council has contributed any funding and the area is due to see 85% get 40Mbps plus.

Even with a small amount from the councils the coverage could have likely been increased to over 90%

  • ccxo
  • over 7 years ago

m little bit confused about the issue can u give me more information

  • dilkumar
  • over 7 years ago

Stop calling it fibre-based broadband when it isn't. It's only copper VDSL. Otherwise I'll start our copper wire fibre-based because it's FTTE (fibre to the exchange).

  • JNeuhoff
  • over 7 years ago

Another pointless rant by JNeuhoff.

ASA gave the go-ahead to Virgin *years ago* to use the label "fibre" for technology that was hybrid. Long before we had a single live FTTC cabinet in the country.

Unfortunately, having opened pandora's box, it is now too late to close it again. Everyone is now used to it, whetehr it is the right label or not, and to change would just cause confusion.

Live with it, and put your energy into something useful.

  • WWWombat
  • over 7 years ago

Another commitment to everything FTTC by WWWombat. The misleading usage of the word 'fibre' has caused a lot of confusion amongst comsumers, especially in connection with poor VDSL copper services.

WWWombat still believes it is good to go with VDSL copper, and that it is good to give BT all the money.

  • JNeuhoff
  • over 7 years ago

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