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KCOM Confirm Next FTTP Broadband Rollout Locations in Hull UK

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 (11:30 am) - Score 1,384

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull (East Yorkshire), KCOM, has today unveiled the next set of rollout locations for their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network, which is now entering its final deployment phase before completion next year.

The operator has already expanded their Lightstream broadband technology to cover 75% of their network in the East Riding and Hull area, which reflects about 150,000 premises (homes and businesses). Most of these have been catered for via their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) lines, which can offer download speeds of up to 350Mbps to local homes.

The operator is now working to extend this to reach 100% of their network area by March 2019 (around 200,000+ premises), which is costing them around £85 million. On completion it’s estimated that 96% of their network coverage will be via FTTP “full fibre” and the remaining 4% should be catered for by slower 75Mbps capable FTTC (VDSL2).

The next deployment phase has today been confirmed, which will see around 2,000 premises in Sutton Park and HU7 properties gaining access. After that some 9,000 properties in Little Weighton, Walkington, Skidby, Hessle, Boulevard and Beverley Road (between March and July) should benefit, with 6,400 in Bransholme then being connected during the autumn.

Cathy Phillips, KCOM’s Chief Marketing Officer, said:

“We are delighted to be able to bring the benefits of full fibre broadband to more properties in north Hull as part of our Lightstream roll out.

We’re well on the way to bringing our ultrafast service to every corner of our Hull and East Yorkshire network. In the coming months thousands more people and businesses will be able to enjoy the fastest and most reliable internet speeds in the country.”

At the time of writing KCOM has yet to update their Lightstream Rollout page with their deployment plan for 2018 but in the meantime you can see the next batch of streets below.

Streets in HU7 able to order Lightstream from March:

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  1. MikeW says:

    KC’s website has now been updated with the more recent rollout plans.

    For example, it now gives the details for phases 8-12 in East Hull, although-8-11 are apparently already live.

    Also beware of the effective price rise. Fibre is now around £5 more than the equivalent ADSL package, but all the low-speed and low-usage packages have been removed. Entry-level is now 150Mbps down (10Mbps up) and 200GB, and about £10pm higher than the previous entry-level.

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