Fast Internet for The South Ormsby Estate
OnLincolnshire teams up with The South Ormsby Estate to deliver fast internet to one of the most rural parts of the county.
18:08 19 February 2018
The South Ormsby Estate, which is located in the middle of the Lincolnshire Wolds, is taking part in a 4G linking broadband technology trial by OnLincolnshire. The project aims to transform the 3,000-acre country estate, which includes a historic hall, into a hub for rural businesses. If the trial is successful, the technology could be used across other areas in Lincolnshire that are still waiting for fibre broadband.
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for IT at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We want to make sure that Lincolnshire doesn’t get left behind when it comes to digital technology. Around 93 per cent of Lincolnshire now has access to superfast speeds, and we are working to extend that to 97 per cent by the end of 2019. Getting the historic South Ormsby Estate connected is a step toward that.
“South Ormsby is in one of the most rural parts of the county, and so getting a fast service there is a real achievement. Eventually, the estate will have fibre broadband, and that will make the internet there even faster, but until then, this should make a massive difference - and hopefully, we can use this same technology to get more areas connected before fibre can be rolled out further.”