Time for a “Quick” one? Pubs in rural broadband not-spots get FREE WiFi

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AS PART of their ‘Connecting Communities’ campaign, wireless Internet Service Provider, Quickline Communications is providing FREE WiFi to 10 village pubs per month in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The company recognises the importance of the local pub, which is often the hub of village life and a great place for travelling business people and, those working from their rural home to arrange meetings.

The project ‘QuickZONE’ is a high-speed broadband service with speeds up to 40Mb, which beams to a receiver on the roof and then to a WiFi device within the bar area. Because this is a wireless broadband service, it can cover the rural parts fibre and cable based ISPs are unable to reach.

Steve Jagger, Managing Director of Quickline says:

Quickline is delivering this completely free of charge – no catches or hidden contract. As a company we want to support rural life and a high-speed WiFi hotspot brings new opportunities to pubs, as local and passing business people can be encouraged to meet up there. Villagers who work from home can visit the pub to catch up on their emails and search the Internet whilst enjoying a drink or a bite to eat. We will be generating interest via a social media campaign and invite pub landlords or pub-goers to advertise their new, FREE WiFi service in this way.”

“Quickline is connecting 10 pubs per month with no installation cost and no ongoing charges – there really is nothing to lose and absolutely no risk.”

The Company invites interested parties to either email admin@quickline.co.uk, or contact them via Twitter @quicklineuk or Facebook.com/quicklinecomms for further information.

Visit: www.quickline.co.uk

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Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

1 Comment on "Time for a “Quick” one? Pubs in rural broadband not-spots get FREE WiFi"

  1. Graham Stuart MP has sent this about Quickline Communications:

    Steve Jagger and Graham Stuart MP at the George and Dragon“Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart recently challenged broadband providers to ‘up their game’ in South Holderness.

    Graham said, “I received complaints from constituents in Holmpton who were struggling to find a decent broadband provider. At the same time, Quickline Communications asked me to support their QuickZONE – wireless internet to pubs promotion. So, I challenged Quickline to connect the George & Dragon at Holmpton”.

    Jane Girling, Landlady of the George and Dragon explains, “When I heard about the Quickline campaign to provide free broadband to pubs, I didn’t enquire as this area doesn’t even receive a mobile phone signal, we’re in a real black spot and I didn’t think it could be possible. However, a number of Holmpton residents had complained to our local MP, Graham Stuart about our 0.2Mb connection. Mr Stuart recommended Quickline contact us regarding their ‘Connecting Communities’ campaign and to my amazement, their engineers got us up and running within an hour.

    “The first day we were connected, I switched on my computer and iTunes started downloading songs I had requested over two years ago. The bar area now receives speeds up to 20Mb but the main thing is we have a consistent connection and can now watch films via the internet, shop online and use social media, we could never have done that on our old connection. We are promoting the new service to customers who are welcome to drop in to check their emails and surf the internet, it’s fantastic.”

    Graham continues, “Wireless broadband is available now and offers a breakthrough service for people in rural Holderness. I’m impressed with what I’ve seen of Quickline broadband and encourage constituents to give it consideration.”

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