Quickline celebrates fibre broadband rollout in three villages with fortnight of fun

Stephen Gorwood, owner of the Black Bull Inn pub in East Halton, North Lincolnshire, is delighted that Quickline Communications has rolled out full fibre broadband in his village.

Rural broadband provider Quickline Communications has held a series of fun community activities to celebrate bringing game-changing internet access and speeds to three more villages.

East Halton, North Killingholme and South Killingholme, in North Lincolnshire, are the latest locations to benefit from Quickline’s 2023 full fibre broadband rollout plan.

The East Yorkshire-based provider, which has already passed 300,000 premises with its existing next-generation fixed wireless broadband network, is rapidly blending that with full fibre to create the UK’s only gigabit hybrid network.

The fibre rollout will see Quickline bring broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps to more than 55,000 homes and businesses in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire this year.

Quickline’s fibre rollout plan covers some of the hardest communities to reach which have, until now, been neglected by major broadband providers.

To celebrate the rollout in East Halton, North Killingholme and South Killingholme, all near Immingham, Quickline organised a range of events over two weeks.

Kicking off with a prize-winning balloon drop in all three locations, Quickline balloons were distributed throughout the villages, each with a winning ticket attached for the finder offering three months of free broadband.

The broadband provider held a pizza party at the Ashbourne Hotel, in North Killingholme, for residents to enjoy.

Chippy teas were served up by A Salt ‘n’ Battery mobile fish and chip van in East Halton and South Killingholme, with residents claiming vouchers from Quickline’s social media channels.

It also sponsored a quiz night at the Black Bull pub in East Halton, providing prizes and a free drink for every participant.

Stephen Gorwood, owner of the Black Bull, is delighted with Quickline’s full fibre broadband rollout in the village.

He said: “I’ve been really looking forward to having improved broadband speeds and reliability because, like any other business, we rely heavily on the internet. This includes for our various communications, TV content and music system.

“We also have 23 rooms for guests and the only time I’ve ever had anyone check out early was because of the insufficient broadband at the time. It’s so important these days.

“I’ve heard some horror stories about other providers, but Quickline have been great and have made a real effort to keep the local community informed and updated about what they’re doing.”

As well as the fun activities, members of the Quickline team have been out and about speaking to residents and delivering leaflets to raise awareness about the availability of its fast and reliable broadband in the three villages.

Julian Chalk, Quickline’s Head of Enablement and Engagement, said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate our continued full fibre rollout in East Halton, North Killingholme and South Killingholme – providing these rural communities with the internet service they deserve.

“It was brilliant so many people from all three villages joined in with our community activities and we all had a lot of fun.

“We received great feedback from residents who’ve been crying out for better broadband after being neglected by other providers in the past and we’re proud to be able to meet their needs.”

Many of the rural communities in the fibre rollout plan have previously suffered with broadband speeds as low as 30 Mbps.

Full fibre packages with Quickline start at 100 Mbps, with speeds of up to 1 Gbps also available.

Quickline recently reaffirmed its two-year price freeze, removing the fear of cost hikes, at a time when many major providers are raising their prices significantly.

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