Wireless internet for West Lindsey village halls
Exciting plans to provide wireless broadband into community venues across the West Lindsey District has been revealed.
West Lindsey District Council has appointed Quickline to install wireless broadband into more than thirty village halls, in the first phase of the scheme.
It means villages who were previously in broadband ‘not-spots’ can enjoy high-speed internet of the same speed and quality as urban areas.
The leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Burt Keimach, said: "We have listened to our communities and they are telling us poor internet connection is a big issue.
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"Our priority is to support communities to help themselves and we feel this project is a great enabler to do this.
"Improving access to high speed broadband will help support community activity, encourage people to pay their bills on-line and improve communication through emails and social media.
"We are delighted to announce that Quickline, a Humber region internet service provider will start connecting village halls from April this year."
Steve Jagger, managing director of Quickline, said: “Village halls are a hub of activity for rural communities and it is fantastic that West Lindsey District Council has invested funds to improve communications.
“We are delighted to have won the tender and we are looking forward to working with the council to raise awareness of the availability of wireless services in the district and surrounding area.
"Rural communities need not wait until 2015. Our service is available right now with access to internet speeds of up to 20Mbs, which is 40x faster than some were previously used to."
The council currently provides broadband to some village halls however, this new contract will not only extend the number receiving broadband, it will save more than 20 per cent on costs. This project is in addition to Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Project and focuses on our more rural communities.
Work is currently being undertaken to explore other initiatives to further compliment high speed broadband in our rural communities.
Companies and communities interested in this should contact Steve Bolan on 01522 873318.