Rural communities in the west of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are to get lightning-fast broadband after the signing of a £58 million contract under the government’s national Project Gigabit rollout.
The development will cover Wragby and Market Rasen, and are predicted to grow the economy and create jobs by making it easier to set up a business, and mean rural Lincolnshire communities will have access to networks designed to meet people’s needs for decades to come.
The work will be done by UK-based smart technology and digital provider Connexin, who will link up about 34,000 rural premises. The first of those could be on line by early next year.
Data and Digital Infrastructure Minister Julia Lopez said: “Thousands of people across west Lincolnshire are set to benefit from connectivity fit for the future, thanks to government’s Project Gigabit. We’re making strides in connecting communities in hard-to-reach areas across the country, and this latest investment will bring us one step closer to our digital transformation, opening up vast opportunities in rural areas.”
Furqan Alamgir, CEO at Connexin said: “Through the award of this contract, we are delighted to be able to play our part in the UK government’s mission to level up and bring gigabit connectivity to our rural communities.
“At Connexin our mission is not just about connecting people but also about how such connectivity can improve lives. We believe that everyone has the right to the same opportunities, and we firmly believe in digital inclusion and what it can unlock.
“We look forward to working with BDUK to future proof the infrastructure and bring hyperfast broadband to the region.”