In the BT’s superfast broadband launch plans, Bourne is the latest benefiting town in the UK. BT is planning to roll-out £2.5 billion on fibre broadband plans, in order to spread out the superfast broadband service across UK in the coming years.
As the part of the superfast broadband roll out in the city, BT will be installing new street cabinets in the town centre in 2012. This high-speed broadband service will reach 4,800 homes and businesses situated in the city.
The broadband connections in the town presently have download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. After the set up, Openreach is expecting to deliver twice the current speeds.
This means that next year, customers would be able to get 100Mbps download speeds. According to BT’s regional partnership director for the East Midlands Paul Bimson, this latest major investment will be a big boost for Lincolnshire.
He cited that the people will love the superfast broadband service, as their quality of life and leisure will be improved. T
his will be an encouragement for the businesses and the Lincolnshire economy.
The small and medium sized firms in the town will be able to utilize big business speeds at lower costs, thereby finding new markets, boosting their competitiveness and creating new jobs. To upgrade the county’s broadband network with fibre optic cables, Lincolnshire County Council has agreed to add £10m to a central government grant of £14.3m.
They will decide on the areas, including the rural ones next year. Along with Bourne, Grantham, Spalding, Louth and Gainsborough regions will also be benefited by this BT addition.
It is expected that the number of homes and businesses in the county using the new superfast network will reach around 124,000. Following the BT Openreach’s superfast broadband plan on covering the two thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014, Stamford had been on the upgrade since the last few weeks.
Meantime, Rutland will get the improved broadband connections by the year 2013.