Specialist rural internet provider Quickline Communications has successfully installed its first full fibre village in Lincolnshire.
It means residents of Lissington, who have previously struggled with connectivity, will now benefit from ultrafast broadband, with download speeds of up to 900mbps.
It’s all part of the Lincolnshire superfast programme which aims to bring significantly faster broadband speeds to isolated areas of the county. Quickline was awarded the £6.1 million BDUK Broadband grant by Lincolnshire County Council 16 months ago.
Quickline Chief Operating Officer, Lee Allison, said:
“It is so important for rural areas to get the same fast, reliable and secure internet as everyone else. Our focus at Quickline is to even up that digital divide. The last two years have shown us just how essential it is to have broadband you can depend on.
“We have a unique approach to rolling out broadband which enables us to reach remote rural communities where others simply can’t or won’t. We build a hybrid network, so a combination of fibre and fixed wireless access, to connect these areas. For Lissington, we were able to go full fibre – and we are really proud to say that Lissington is our very first full fibre village in Lincolnshire – and with speeds of to 900mbps, they may well be the envy of people living and working in cities up and down the UK.”
Seamless broadband, higher quality video and audio streaming as well as smoother video calls are just some of the benefits villagers will have with a 900mbps ultrafast connection. They will be also able to connect and use as many devices in their homes as they like, download large files quickly, upload and send images, files and data much faster and check out on shopping sites with no stalling.
Ian Knowles, Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council, said:
“Rural communities like ours have been left trailing behind our counterparts in urban areas for far too long, so it’s fantastic that our residents and businesses will finally have access to ultrafast internet speeds as a result of Quickline’s innovative technology. We’ve seen without a shadow of a doubt during the pandemic how important reliable connectivity is. It’s an absolute necessity in this day and age and having full fibre in Lissington supports West Lindsey’s commitment to achieving a better connected region.”
There are a range of Early Bird packages to suit different needs, starting from £25 per month for the first 6 months. These also come with free installation.