Today saw the news that Ofcom has allowed Everything Everywhere (the network used by Orange and T-Mobile) to use its existing network to deliver 4G services. (Press Release) This means that earlier than expected, faster mobile broadband speeds will be available using 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology, delivering superior download and upload speeds wirelessly. This decision has shocked and disappointed the other big players in the mobile industry, namely Vodafone and O2. They feel that the sector will be unduly distorted by allowing early entry into the market by a dominant company. So what does this mean for Lincolnshire? Well, OnLincolnshire has been … Continue reading Are we getting closer to 4G for Lincolnshire?
Below is my latest article for the Grantham Journal on the subject of broadband coverage for Lincolnshire: “Recently I read with interest the plans of Lincolnshire County Council to improve the county’s broadband coverage. At present the Council has bid for a significant amount of money to provide fibre connections to a large part of the county so far unable to get access to even the basic levels of broadband. This was part of a Government scheme to ensure that the entire country is able to receive at least a minimum 2MB connection. Now here is the techy bit. This … Continue reading How should broadband be delivered in Lincolnshire?