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The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project is one step closer to becoming a reality after it passed a "government checkpoint".

All local internet programmes need to be assed by the authorities at various different stages to ensure they are being managed properly.

This particular initiative is aimed at bringing superfast broadband to 90 per cent of residents in north and north-east Lincolnshire.

It is on target to complete the formal tender process by next summer and work should start soon after.

There is an urgent need for faster web services across the county, as a study conducted by uSwitch this week (November 8th) showed Lincolnshire has three of the ten slowest broadband streets in the UK.

The worst performing zone in the entire country was found to be Cromarty Road in Stamford, where residents only receive an average download speed of just 0.132Mbps.

Neil Poole, cabinet member for policy and resources at North Lincolnshire Council, said: "The work we are doing now will bring superfast broadband speeds of at least 24Mbps by 2015 to 90 per cent of northern Lincolnshire, with others guaranteed at least 2Mbps."

Posted by Craig Roberts