PolicyBDUK awards pilot scheme to wireless internet service provider

BDUK awards pilot scheme to wireless internet service provider

East Yorkshire based Quickline Communications has won a £2 million contract to run a pilot exploring how to achieve superfast broadband coverage beyond 95% of the UK.

East Yorkshire based Quickline Communications has won a £2 million contract to run a pilot exploring how to achieve superfast broadband coverage beyond 95% of the United Kingdom.

The government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has commissioned Quickline to run the pilot in North Lincolnshire. The feasiblity study begins this month with deployment scheduled to begin in September.

Through the pilots Quickline Communications (along with  seven other suppliers) will help BDUK explore what technologies, operating and financial models will be needed to extend coverage of superfast broadband beyond 95% of the UK.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our nationwide rollout is progressing at a terrific rate and each week super-fast speeds are becoming a reality for tens of thousands of homes and businesses in rural areas across the UK. We know how important this has become which is why we are investing £10m in these pilots to explore how we can extend coverage beyond the 95% of the UK we are on track to deliver by 2017.”

As receiver of the largest contract within this tender process, Steve Jagger, Managing Director of Quickline Communications commented:  “As an independent wireless internet service provider this pilot scheme contract is an unprecedented win, the largest in this tendering process.”

“The legacy of this project will be a commercially managed fully functioning sustainable network and a white paper on this innovative route to delivering a superfast broadband to all, at low cost. This will be alongside a technical white paper on the most suitable technologies to use and their performance in the real world.”

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