Quickline Communications lands £60m contract for Yorkshire rural broadband

Rural broadband provider Quickline Communications has been awarded a £60m contract as part of the Government’s multibillion-pound Project Gigabit programme.
The Hull-based firm will roll out a full fibre network to more than 28,000 hard-to-reach rural properties in West Yorkshire and the York area, including communities in North and East Yorkshire. Quickline’s contract will subsidise the connection of places surrounding Selby, York, Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield, Leeds, Ripon, Harrogate, Skipton, Calder Valley, Keighley, Pocklington and Stamford Bridge.
Its network will support speeds of up to 10Gbps so that current and future internet service providers can serve home and business customers with faster connections than copper-based …