BUSINESSES and households will no longer have to struggle with poor broadband speeds thanks to a company based in Hemswell Cliff and Market Rasen Town Council.
Linpop Broadband Now delivers superfast broadband to Market Rasen and surrounding villages thanks to a previously redundant council-owned mast at the town’s Old Police Station.
High-speed broadband – using unique “wire through the air” technology - will mean households can now simultaneously stream several videos and use the internet for things such as internet banking.
And a pay-as-you-go wireless service in the town centre will mean traders can use card machines at market stalls.
Market Rasen mayor Stephen Bunney said: “We’ve been waiting for fast reliable broadband internet service for years and I’m delighted for our area that it’s being delivered thanks to a local company and the unique technology they’ve developed right here in Lincolnshire.”
Market Rasen’s deputy mayor John Hadlow, who lives in Bleasby Moor, had struggled for a long time to get a broadband connection at his rural home.
At the end of his tether, Coun Hadlow said he spoke to Lincolnshire County Council and they suggested he should get in touch with Linpop. Thanks to a mast owned by a local farmer Coun Hadlow was able to get connected – and is now thrilled the technology is available to people in Market Rasen.
Coun Hadlow said: “This will bring Market Rasen into the 21st century and benefit many businesses.”
Linpop Broadband Now founder and chairman Vaughan Kitchin said: “I’m thrilled to be able to deliver superfast broadband to ever more homes and businesses in my home county of Lincolnshire and particularly to towns like Market Rasen which, for far too long, have been poorly served by fixed-line and existing wireless internet providers.”
Linpop Broadband Now chief executive Chris Lowe said: “Without the council we wouldn’t have been able to do deliver broadband in Market Rasen as quickly as we have done.”