Holme on Spalding Moor is superfast

Another rural part of East Yorkshire can now receive superfast broadband connection speeds up to 70Mbps, following the installation of an internet mast at Allsaints Church, Holme Spalding Moor.

Working with churches across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Quickline Communications specialises in the supply of superfast internet to rural areas. Using over-the-air technology speeds up the installation process and reduces the cost of delivery as there is no need to dig up roads for cabling.

Steve Jagger is the Managing Director of Quickline. He says:

"We are continuing to invest in new technology, deploying our equipment across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Wireless broadband works well in rural areas, as long as a property can receive line-of-site from one of our masts, we can connect them via a small device on their roof. The technology is neat and small but powerful. We don't have ugly equipment hanging off Grade I Listed buildings, everything we use is sympathetic to its environment."

"Our network uses infrastructure from the £2.5m Northern Lincolnshire project in 2015, which expanded our business, as part of a Government pilot to test superfast wireless broadband in one of the hardest to reach areas of the UK. Now the service comes across the Humber, via Riplingham and Beverley into the rural parts of East Yorkshire, including Driffield and Carnaby and now also Holme on Spalding Moor where the church acts as a repeater site. Any property within a 10 mile radius will be able to connect with us."

"Some new customers may be able to gain access to a free subsidy if they currently only have access to internet speeds of 2Mbps or less. The voucher is administered via the Local Authority in partnership with the Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Quickline team, who can help customers apply."

Holme on Spalding Moore based electrical retailer Wall of Sound is also re-selling broadband. Jo Beevers, manager of the store says:

"Now that superfast wireless broadband from Quickline is available in the area, we have become resellers. This is also great for our business as local residents can buy the smart TVs and media centres they have wished for as they all required an internet connection."

"The mast site at Allsaints Church is up high on the hill and can provide speeds of up to 70Mbps. Needless to say our customers are very happy with the service and we are really pleased to be able to offer it to them."

Steve Jagger adds:

"Quite often our investment decisions are influence by potential customers who can express an interest via our website. By working with churches, local councillors, MPs and central government we bring superfast broadband to areas that have suffered from poor internet connections."

This latest announcement forms part of the £1.8m East Yorkshire development programme and additional roll-outs will be announced in due course.

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