We’ve transformed the broadband experience for residents in the ancient hamlet of Dragonby, which has fewer than 60 homes.
With full fibre speeds of up to 1 Gbps now available, Dragonby residents can stream, shop and socialise online without fear of buffering or their connection dropping out Dragonby, which is three miles north of Scunthorpe, is the first rural community to be connected by our newly-established in-house Build Team.
Our infrastructure team is responsible for building the fibre networks that connect rural communities such as Dragonby to Quickline’s fibre network.
Our CEO Sean Royce said: “Having a fast, reliable broadband service is essential for staying in touch with family and friends, home entertainment, online shopping and so much more.
“Our full fibre broadband unlocks game-changing speeds and provides a rock-solid connection, no matter what your needs are or where you live.
“We’re thrilled that residents in Dragonby can now join our full fibre network and it’s all thanks to our new in-house Build Team. The team has been working hard to lay the cables and make the connections to homes in the hamlet.
“We hope residents in Dragonby enjoy their enhanced digital life with Quickline.”
We’re delivering fast, reliable broadband to rural communities across North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Driven by a belief that people should not be penalised for where they choose to live, and a mission to tackle the digital divide between rural and urban areas, we champion communities such as Dragonby.
Andrew Percy, MP for the Brigg and Goole constituency which covers Dragonby, paid a visit to the hamlet to meet members of our team.
He said: “It’s clear that some of the big providers have no interest in communities such as Dragonby.
“That’s why it’s so important companies like Quickline ensure rural communities are not disadvantaged by poor internet connections.
“I’m grateful for the investment from Quickline, which gives people access to what is now an essential service.”
Councillor Elaine Marper represents the Burton upon Stather and Winterton ward on North Lincolnshire Council, which will be expanded to include Dragonby in May. Cllr Marper lives in nearby Burton upon Stather and is herself a Quickline customer.
She said: “I’ve experienced first-hand the benefits of Quickline broadband. The service has been brilliant since I joined and I’ve noticed a huge improvement on the internet connection I was receiving before Quickline came to my village.
“It’s brilliant to see Dragonby connected by Quickline and I would encourage residents in other communities to get in touch with Quickline to find out how they can help you.”
Dragonby has become the latest rural community in North Lincolnshire to join our full fibre network. Nearby villages, including Burton upon Stather and Flixborough, have had their broadband experiences transformed by us, unlocking speeds previously impossible in these communities.
Lee Jackson, our Build Team Manager, said: “Having an in-house Build Team is crucial to ensure we have the resources and the capability to meet our ambitious full fibre rollout targets. “We’re aiming to bring full fibre broadband to more than 55,000 homes and businesses in 2023.
“Our highly qualified and experienced Build Team means we can accelerate our rollout of full fibre in rural communities, without being reliant on others which sets us apart from many internet providers.”