Quickline’s deal for firm’s customer base

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Wireless internet service provider Quickline Communications has acquired the internet customer base of another broadband provider.

The firm, which is based in Hessle, Hull, will take over the customer base of diamond-net, the project set up last year by North Lincolnshire Homes for people living in Scunthorpe to gain broadband access.

John Anderton, of North Lincolnshire Homes, said: “Due to the growing demand for the service and the need to deliver a consistently high standard of service for more and more customers we have taken the commercial decision to transfer the service to local broadband provider Quickline Communications.

“We are reassured that this decision is in the best interests for our customers and will result in further improved services, such as online customer accounts to manage bills and view usage, a variety of payment choices, 24/7 technical helpline, priority data transfer for applications such as VoIP and catch-up TV.”

Steve Jagger, managing director of Quickline, added: “We are delighted with this new opportunity as it takes Quickline another step closer to becoming the largest footprint WiMAX provider in the UK.

“As an independent wireless internet service provider, we have privately invested in our own technology since 2007.”

He added: “By working with wireless internet service providers around the UK, the Government’s 2015 broadband target can be achieved.”