Quickline network now present in 2,000 communities

Mon, 7/11/2022 - 14:16
Sean Royce

Quickline Communication’s hybrid network is now available in 2,000 rural communities as it aims to tackle the digital divide.

The network combines full fibre and fixed wireless broadband, which the company states are the best method to connect the country’s most remote places.

The 2,000 communities include areas such as Levisham, in the North York Moors National Park, with fewer than 100 residents and the former mining village of Kinsley, near Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

CEO Sean Royce said: “People shouldn’t be disadvantaged by choosing to live in countryside areas and deserve to have the same internet experience as those living in large towns and cities.”

Quickline has built a network of hundreds of wireless masts across North and West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to reach under-served communities.

In addition, Quickline has its technology on regional landmarks, including Lincoln Cathedral and the Emley Moor transmitter in West Yorkshire.

The company is on track to reach 500,000 homes and businesses by 2025.