Village pubs in East Yorkshire can get FREE wifi
Hayley Silvester, St Quintin Arms landlady Zoe Burdass and Michelle Brumfield from Quickline
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 Jul 2017
Village pubs in East Yorkshire are being offered free wireless internet connections.
The move is part of a Connecting Communities campaign by wireless internet service provider Quickline Communications and will be for public areas for customers and staff to use.
Zoe Burdass, landlady of country pub St Quintin Arms, in the East Riding village of Harpham, says her customers can now use their smart devices in the pub without problem.
She says: “I heard about Quickline just over a year ago and they confirmed they had coverage in this area already.
“I would say 90 per cent of our customers use smart devices in the pub and guest rooms and they can now use the wifi freely without being disconnected or experiencing any buffering and interruptions.
“We choose to live in a rural area and prior to Quickline, a lack of internet came part and parcel with that choice but, we no longer have to accept it, giving us huge opportunities.”
Hayley Silvester, head of sales at Quickline says: “A small device on the roof of the property beams a signal to the nearest mast site, making our service more cost effective than fibre and, because of the way our technology works, we are able to support rural life and thousands of our customers can now work from home and run businesses in the countryside, benefiting from superfast broadband at the same time.”
“Villagers who work from home can visit the pub to catch up on their emails and search the internet whilst enjoying a drink or a bite to eat.
“We are welcoming people to join us on social media and invite pub landlords and their customers to advertise their new, free wifi service in this way.”
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