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Households and businesses in Lincolnshire could be set to receive improved wireless broadband access through an innovative new scheme.

Edinburgh-based Inkspot Wi-fi Limited has applied to the county council to install Wi-Fi technology on lampposts across Lincolnshire.

The hotspots would be served by the same electricity supply used by the street lights themselves, reports the Lincolnshire Echo.

Co-Director of Inkspot Wi-fi Limited, Alex Cliff, said: "Lincolnshire presents an interesting opportunity as it has many communities with very poor internet connectivity and it is relatively flat, meaning that these communities can be well serviced using wireless technology.

"In theory, this could cover the whole of the county, however the cost of this will be substantial."

The plan is to be discussed by a Highways Scrutiny Committee on May 16th.

Should Inkspot Wi-fi Limited receive the go-ahead, extended wireless broadband networks could be up and running within two to three months.

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