The residents of East Stockwith, north-east of Gainsborough, literally took broadband matters into their own hands and now the community-led project has seen the first connections go live with connection speeds of up to 30Mbs.
East Stockwith Parish Council teamed up with Quickline and now homes and businesses in the neighbouring communities of Laughton, Grayingham, Blyton, Scotton, Pilham and Corringham will be able to pick up a signal.
Chris Bainborough is a new customer from Grosvenor House Care Home in East Stockwith. He says:
"We are absolutely delighted with our new Quickline installation. Now our service speeds are around 20 times faster than our previous service and it is stable.”
"It also means that developing services such as cloud computing, tele-medicine and other new technologies will be available at Grosvenor House.”
West Lindsey District Councillor Owen Bierley chairs the authority's prosperous communities committee. He said:
"Seeing more West Lindsey villages being connected is fantastic.”
"This high-speed service will mean more freedom to fully utilise online services for residents as well as providing businesses with the means to increase their reach.”
"This latest installation is another example of how rural masts can be used for the benefit of the wider community.”
"East Stockwith Parish Council took matters into their own hands and got in touch with us direct. Following on from this successful enquiry we welcome approaches from other parishes in need of better communications - you can register interest at www.superfastwestlindsey.co.uk or call 01482 247365."
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