Virgin Media bringing 120Mbps broadband to Habrough and Stallingborough
Virgin Media is set to extend its up to 120Mbps super-fast broadband service to Habrough and Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire following a campaign led by community group One Voice.
The cable company will press on with the deployment provided it gains permission to carry out the necessary equipment installations, which could lead to road disruptions in the villages, reports the Grimsby Telegraph.
At present, residents and businesses in the surrounding area have to cope with broadband speeds as low as 0.5Mbps.
Virgin Media was convinced to invest in North East Lincolnshire after a survey revealed more than 70 per cent of locals would switch internet service providers if a faster alternative was available.
Company spokesman Duncan Watts told the newspaper that Virgin is "delighted" to be extending its fibre optic network to Habrough and Stallingborough.
"As the project will require significant construction, we are currently working through the planning stages and liaising with the local council to seek approvals for the works required," he explained.
In March, Virgin Media completed the rollout of 100Mbps super-fast broadband speeds across its entire network, which serves around 13 million homes.