Broadband: Your questions answered ... [Grimsby Telegraph (UK)]
(Grimsby Telegraph (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Q What are broadband speeds like in North Lincolnshire at the moment A Speeds vary - there is good coverage for most of the Scunthorpe and Brigg area following the upgrade to the exchanges there in 2012. As a result, fibre broadband is now available for these areas. The Brigg exchange serves cabinets in the areas of Scawby, Hibaldstow, Broughton, Wrawby and Brigg itself. However, even in these areas, not all cabinets have been upgraded.
There are new developments in Scunthorpe, for instance Lakeside, where broadband speeds are very slow.
Areas across the rest of North Lincolnshire including the Isle of Axholme, Messingham and Barton currently experience poor broadband speeds.
Q What has to be done to improve broadband speeds A Investment in new infrastructure to install fibre-based products, primarily Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project was established to deliver this infrastructure project in areas which are not in current commercial roll-out plans, in predominantly rural areas.
Q How quick will speeds be when work is finished A For superfast broadband, more than 24 Mbps. For basic broadband, a minimum of 2 Mbps.
Q What differences will people see to web browsing and download speeds A Web pages will load instantly, online videos will play in HD - and with no buffering - and download speeds will considerably increase.
Q Will people need to upgrade equipment to benefit from the changes A Equipment such as laptops etc will not require upgrading. Once your local telephone exchange and cabinet have been upgraded you will have to subscribe to a new service through your preferred Internet Service Provider.
Q How much more is it likely to cost AT FITTING his is down to the ISP you buy from.
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