Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

UPDATE KC Expand Fibre Broadband Rollout to 24700 Premises in Hull UK

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 (2:19 pm) - Score 705
fibre-optic-cables-eclipse

KC (KCOM Group), which serves Hull and some other parts of East Yorkshire in England with broadband and phone services, has revealed that their superfast fibre optic (FTTP and FTTC) based Lightstream Internet service has now passed 24,700 premises and 5,900 customers have subscribed.

The Q3 financial results suggest that the incumbent telecoms provider is still on course to hit its next goal of 30,000 by the end of 2013 and then 45,000 by March 2015 (here). Come the year 2020 they also hope to have met the target set by Europe’s Digital Agenda scheme (i.e. 100% of households with access to speeds of 30Mbps+ and 50% with access to 100Mbps+).

The latest data also reveals that 20.8k of the premises passed with FTTP/C are residential properties and homes similarly account for the bulk of subscribers (4,700). It’s important to stress that most of KC’s deployment is being dominated by their 350Mbps capable true fibre optic (FTTP/H) network, which is the reverse of BT’s approach where the slower up to 80Mbps hybrid fibre FTTC solution is the priority.

Bill Halbert, KCOM Group’s Executive Chairman, said:

The half year position is encouraging and represents further good progress towards achieving our strategic ambitions. We continue to invest in support of the competitive position of our brands, our core IT applications and infrastructure and our broadband fibre deployment. While, as expected, this contributes to a short term decline in certain financial metrics, our strategy and plans continue to yield positive results.

We remain confident about the Group’s longer term prospects and success and expect the full year outturn to be in line with market expectations.”

Apparently 94% of KC’s fibre customers are existing subscribers and 90% take a bundled package (i.e. broadband with phone and or TV services). Sadly KC doesn’t breakdown the statistics for all of their Internet customers, which includes Eclipse Internet subscribers, although they do say that more than 67,000+ customers are now on a bundled service.

UPDATE 27th November 2013

KC’s CEO, Kevin Walsh, has confirmed that he plans to retire next year.

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
Tags: , , , ,
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
3 Responses

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £17.00 (*47.00)
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £20.00 (*31.50)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £23.00 (*26.00)
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00 (*35.00)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Virgin Media £26.00 (*44.00)
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Vodafone £19.00 (*22.00)
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £20.00 (*32.00)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £20.00 (*25.00)
    Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £21.95 (*38.20)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £70 Reward Card
  • EE £22.00 (*30.00)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (3757)
  2. BT (3071)
  3. Politics (2001)
  4. Building Digital UK (1960)
  5. FTTC (1903)
  6. Openreach (1884)
  7. Business (1735)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1521)
  9. Statistics (1443)
  10. FTTH (1367)
  11. 4G (1312)
  12. Virgin Media (1218)
  13. Fibre Optic (1190)
  14. Wireless Internet (1190)
  15. Ofcom Regulation (1180)
  16. Vodafone (879)
  17. EE (863)
  18. 5G (811)
  19. TalkTalk (795)
  20. Sky Broadband (766)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact