Quickline Build Team begins work to bring fibre broadband to new communities

Cable Operatives Dave Mowforth, left, and Dave Liversedge, who are part of the new Quickline Build Team which is now operating in rural communities .

Rural broadband specialist Quickline’s new in-house Build Team is now active in communities, laying the foundations to connect them to the East Yorkshire-based provider’s game-changing fibre network.

The newly-recruited infrastructure team has begun its first projects, undertaking preparatory work before fibre cables are installed.

The team is responsible for building the fibre networks that connect rural communities to Quickline’s fast, reliable broadband and will play a crucial role in the company’s accelerated rollout programme throughout 2023 and beyond.

Recruitment for the team began in October last year as Quickline invested to bolster its build capability, improving capacity and flexibility to roll out its gigabit capable broadband network to even more rural communities.

The team comprises of a variety of roles, from civils operatives and cablers to splicers.

Lee Allison, Quickline’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is a significant investment by Quickline, which reflects our commitment to the rollout of full fibre to some of the most remote communities – giving them the digital life they deserve.

“We’re also proud to be supporting and investing in the local economy through the creation of these roles, which offer great development opportunities within the Quickline business.”

The Build Team is now operating at sites in South Ferriby, near Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire, and Tealby and North Willingham, near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.

Homes and businesses across these communities will have access to Quickline’s full fibre broadband later this year. The Quickline service currently delivers speeds of up to 1 Gbps, compared to the average of just 30 to 50 Mbps from other providers in those areas.

Quickline’s Build Team will play an integral part in the company’s 2023 fibre rollout plan which will reach over 55,000 homes and businesses this year, using XGS-PON technology that will ultimately be capable of bringing broadband speeds of 10 Gbps.

The Build Team brings together highly-qualified tradespeople with a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

New Build Team member Dave Liversedge has joined Quickline as a Cable Operative, bringing skills and experience from a career in the army, followed by more than a decade working in the telecoms industry.

He said: “It’s great to get out into the community with the team and start work on these new builds.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Quickline and I’m looking forward to helping to deliver our full fibre broadband to new rural communities.”

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