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KCOM Signs UK Full Fibre Engineering Deal with Light Source

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 (7:45 am) - Score 1,361
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UK ISP KCOM, which is currently investing £100m to extend the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across “tens of thousands” of additional premises in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has once again contracted Light Source to help deliver this expansion.

Light Source played a major role when it came to building KCOM’s original £85m+ FTTP network to cover 200,000 premises around Hull and thus it’s no surprise to see them being chosen again for the new extension project. The company helped to design, build and commission the network for most of those premises and their team also did the “last mile” installation to residential and business customers.

The company currently employs more than 60 staff in East Yorkshire, most of them in civil engineering roles. On top of that they inject around £1.5m annually into the local economy through direct employment, payments to sub-contractors, buying services and materials, sponsorship and other expenditure.

Steve Hill, Light Source MD, said:

“This is a major award for our business, and one that we are very proud of. Our long partnership with KCOM demonstrates there are no limits to what we can achieve together and we look forward to being a loyal servant for many years to come. We would like to thank all parties involved in the contract negotiations and the faith that KCOM has shown in our organisation.”

Tim Shaw, MD of KCOM Wholesale & Networks, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering once again with Light Source to bring the benefits of full fibre broadband to thousands more homes and businesses across the region.

Light Source has proved to be an integral part of our plans to expand our network to many new destinations in East Yorkshire and its quality of work and professionalism, provided by local people, means that the next stages of our full fibre rollout will no doubt continue to be equally successful.”

Sadly, there’s no mention of how much KCOM’s new contract with Light Source is actually worth, although it’s unlikely to be a small sum given their level of involvement. We’re currently expecting KCOM to announce another set of roll-out locations in the very near future.

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4 Responses
  1. Avatar Zakir Hussain says:

    How comes much of East London area is left behind as we don’t have broadband services or 5G broadband other then BT who supplies Fibre I’m looking for broadband without land-line I’m In E3 area of London which I cant get broadband without land-line tried calling all the ones who provide broadband without land-line no luck I just have to wait they say not fair.

    My cousin brother is getting community fibre installed in his easte E1 area near Queen marry University.

    I’m left out I don’t wanna go with BT. I’m with Three network on there 4G broadband which is slow waiting for 5G broadband or other service I can get with a broadband company that’s uses there own network not relying on BTs network.

    1. Avatar Stewart says:

      EE O2 and Vodafone all offer unlimited 4G these days which I would recommend checking out Vodafone and EE or if you want a 30 day unlimited plan check on Vodafone look at Voxi? They are all so much faster then what 3 4G has to offer

  2. Avatar Oliver Stones says:

    KCOM are currently working in Bridlington delivering fttp, you can verify this by going to one.networking and seeing the planned works.

  3. Avatar Paul Pennington says:

    It would be interesting to know how KCom compares in cost to Hyperoptic, Plusnet NOW TV etc..

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