Post office gears up for rural customers

October 5, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

People living in remote rural villages are benefiting from a special delivery – a new mobile post office service. Coningsby Post Office now has a brand new mobile van to resume a direct weekly service in seven villages – covering 185 square miles. Subpostmaster Martin Rickard will be running one of the Post Office’s new Mercedes Sprinter vans, specially kitted out to provide a walk-in post office on wheels, with the added facility of an […]

Lincolnshire is the area of UK which relies on technology the least

October 3, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire has been revealed as the area of the UK which relies on technology the least. 196 people were surveyed in the county about their attitudes to modern gadgets and a high proportion said they could happily live without them. The research involved 2,000 UK respondents and was conducted by Powwownow. 60% of Lincolnshire residents said they could exist when parted from their mobile phones. In contrast, 76% of Londoners said their handset was essential […]

Are you paying too much for your broadband?

July 10, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Have you ever seen advertisements for broadband on television?  Some of the deals they offer are absolutely fantastic offering unlimited broadband for less than a fiver a month!  When ADSL broadband was first available it could cost upwards of £30 a month for a very limited service and only available in certain places. Brilliant!  Let’s go and sign up for a new, cheaper provider than the one that currently charges us three times that much.  […]

Superfast speeds are ‘just around the corner’

March 13, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Superfast speeds are just around the corner with a multi-million pound broadband project due to start imminently. Businesses and communities across Lincolnshire are set to benefit from fast, affordable fibre broadband as Lincolnshire County Council and BT revealed the details of the planned roll out of superfast broadband across the county. The council has signed a contract with BT to build on the existing telecoms infrastructure in the county so that at least 88% of […]

Good News On Broadband Front

September 3, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

There is good news on the broadband front as one major provider has upgraded their service for Spilsby.   Plusnet have contacted subscribers in the Spilsby area to say that they have upgraded their equipment to 16Mb and will be moving customers to the faster service shortly. The internet service provider, wholly owned by BT, sent the following email to local residents earlier today: We have good news for you. The exchange equipment we use […]

Consultation Begins For Lincolnshire Broadband Plans

August 17, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council is now consulting on plans to bring superfast broadband to 90% of the county by the end of 2015, with the remaining 10% guaranteed standard broadband. This is a joint-project between the private and public sector, and will see around £57m invested in improving the county’s broadband infrastructure. Councillor Kelly Smith, Executive Member for Finance and HR, said: “This is a chance for residents, local businesses, broadband suppliers and others to have […]