Quickline expands into Kent with wholesale broadband deal
Quickline Communications has expanded its retail broadband proposition to the south-east by signing a wholesale agreement with Orbital Net.
In the past, Quickline's service has been limited to the company's home market of Hull, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, but the new deal will allow the company to offer Kent customers access to fixed wireless broadband.
At present, Orbital Net's coverage extends to between 70 and 80 per cent of Kent, giving Quickline access to the majority of homes and businesses across the county.
Darren Brown, managing director of Orbital Net, welcomed the internet service provider's (ISP's) decision to move into the Kent market.
"I feel this move will provide residents of Kent - especially in rural areas - more choice and a wider range of services; Kent is a great place to live and has just got even better," he added.
The Kent expansion comes shortly after Quickline strengthened its position in east Yorkshire by acquiring Hull Broadband.
At the time, Quickline's managing director Steve Jagger insisted wireless ISPs should be given a leading role in helping to achieve the government's target of delivering super-fast broadband to 90 per cent of the UK by 2015.