AB Internet customers and networks move over to Quickline
Quickline is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lincolnshire based internet provider, AB Internet. The agreement includes the company’s network and customer base in Newark, Boston and Peterborough.
Both companies were successfully commissioned by The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) in 2014 as part of the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, to deliver the superfast broadband pilot scheme to the most challenging parts of the UK, helping to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
AB Internet will now focus its attention on schemes in Scotland whilst this latest acquisition secures Quickline’s position as the largest wireless broadband company in the UK, with a coverage area of 10,000+ square kilometres from Cumbria to South Lincolnshire.
Steve Jagger, managing director of Quickline Communications says:
“We will be celebrating 10 years in business this year and I am delighted that we can also celebrate being the biggest wireless provider in the UK. Our strategy has remained the same throughout these ten years, to utilise state-of-the-art technology, acquire other businesses and invest in the areas that want and need an alternative to traditional telecoms.”
“The unique way in which Quickline’s network is structured allows us to diversify into products and services that other providers cannot offer, with interconnects into the leading UK national network service providers Quickline delivers fibre, fixed line, Managed Internet Access and Point to Point private circuits using a combination of technologies.”
“Our customers include residential, businesses and schools. We have never tried to compete with large telecoms companies in urban areas, although we do have a significant customer based in the East Yorkshire towns, the real beauty of wireless is that we can get to the hardest to reach areas that traditional telecoms are unable to, because of the cost of fibre is too great. I have always said that wireless compliments traditional telecoms and believe that we will eventually work in harmony. Until then, we will continue to broaden our network and continue to transform the lives of rural customers who are now able to run their business, or choose to work from home even in the remotest parts of Lincolnshire which is well-known for its connection issues.”