North Lincolnshire residents unhappy at super-fast setback header image

Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Residents of a town in north Lincolnshire are unhappy the rollout of super-fast broadband in their area has been pushed back.

Crowle has been moved from phase one of the project to phase four, which means it will likely not receive an improved service until the end of summer 2015, the Doncaster Free Press reports.

Mayor of Crowle Paul McCartan told the news provider: "The whole communication of the project has been misleading and confusing and we are calling for us to be put back to phase one and an apology to be issued."

Meanwhile, a local resident posted on Facebook to say the town is being treated like the "poor relation".

A spokesperson for North Lincolnshire Council responded to the criticism by saying it has always been made clear that the timings of the rollout were subject to change.

They added the decision to push Crowle back to phase four of the scheme has been made due to technical issues identified by engineers.