Openreach connects Lincolnshire village to fibre

Tue, 27/02/2024 - 12:20

More than 820 homes across North Kelsey, South Kelsey, Howsham, Moortown can now access full fibre services, through Openreach and the Gigabit Vouchers scheme.

The build took Openreach engineers around 6 months and involved laying more than 35 miles of fibre cable.

One of the first places to benefit is North Kelsey’s village pub, The Butcher’s Arms. Owner David Wood said: “I spoke to a few people in the village, and we quickly got enough interest together to apply for government vouchers, which allowed the engineers to start work.

“Firstly, it’s great news for the village, but also for us here at the pub. Things like our security cameras, tills and payment systems are all connected via broadband, so our connection needs to be reliable.”

Openreach has so far addressed more than 95,000 homes and businesses in Lincolnshire. Across the whole of the Midlands, its engineers have made full fibre available to 1,900 pubs, bars and restaurants, 1,500 places of worship, and 1,100 village halls.