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24th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

UK ISP InternetTY, which last year unveiled their plan to rollout a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 12,000+ premises in “rural and semi-urbanised areas” (here), has made progress on their first build(s) and are finally beginning to connect their first live customers.

18th September, 2020 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP KCOM, which is currently extending the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has followed Openreach (BT) by deploying their first Electric Vehicles (EV) for engineers and other staff to trial.

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11th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has said it will restore broadband data caps on packages with fixed data allowances from 1st October, which were “temporarily” removed earlier this year as part of the provider’s response to support customers who needed to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown. But there’s a problem.

8th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

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.

25th August, 2020 (1 Comment)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has just added the East Yorkshire village of North Newbald, near Market Weighton, to their on-going deployment of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology. The move came after local residents campaigned for the provider not to overlook their community.

24th August, 2020 (4 Comments)

Engineers working for Hull-based UK ISP KCOM have taken time out of their efforts to deploy a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in order to help dig the trench for a new water supply in the East Yorkshire town of Nafferton, which is being used to serve new allotments at the Nafferton Recreation Club.

21st August, 2020 (12 Comments)

Ofcom UK has published their 2020 survey of broadband and mobile service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest ISPs and mobile operators. Overall TalkTalk attracted the lowest satisfaction for home broadband (78%) again, while Three UK were the same for mobile (89%).

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27th July, 2020 (10 Comments)

Last week the price per tonne of copper (Cu) bucked expectations by briefly reaching a new two year high of just over $6,500 (£5,074), which could act as a further incentive for UK telecoms operators to remove their old cables in favour of fibre optic (e.g. FTTP) infrastructure. If only it were so simple.

16th July, 2020 (2 Comments)

After a bit of a COVID-19 delay. Ofcom has today opened a review of regulation on KCOM’s network in the Hull (East Yorkshire) area, which last year completed the roll-out of a new gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service across their entire network and is now expanding beyond that footprint.

20th June, 2020 (8 Comments)

Earlier this week Hull-based ISP KCOM launched a cheap £25 for 30Mbps offer (here) to help entice new customers on to their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Now Pure Broadband, which uses the same network, is giving existing users a way to get the same deal.

18th June, 2020 (13 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has launched a cheaper Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband package (it’s actually more of a special offer on an existing plan) to help broaden their appeal, which will give new customers an unlimited 30Mbps (15Mbps upload) service from just £25 per month (normally £40).

15th June, 2020 (5 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM, which covers a big chunk of East Yorkshire with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has secured an additional 2 year funding facility from Lloyds Bank worth £30m. The extra investment will help expand their network into more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

22nd May, 2020 (14 Comments)

After the fact. Ofcom has today set out the final funding regulations for their legally-binding Universal Service Obligation (USO), which went live in March (summary) – supplied by BT and KCOM – and aims to ensure that people in disadvantaged areas can request a minimum broadband speed of “at least” 10Mbps (1Mbps upload).

13th May, 2020 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual report into fixed line home broadband speeds, which finds that the average download rate has risen from 54.2Mbps last year to 64Mbps now (uploads from 7.2Mbps to 14Mbps). It also examines the performance and latency of big ISPs including BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and others.

13th May, 2020 (2 Comments)

Telecoms provider KCOM has announced that they’ve signed a new £3m “strategic supply agreement” with Hexatronic to help provide the necessary passive fibre optic solutions for the on-going expansion of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network, which is focused on East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

12th May, 2020 (0 Comments)

Last year’s £627m takeover of Hull’s incumbent telecoms and broadband ISP, KCOM, by Macquarie Infrastructure (here) has taken another twist. Reports claim that the new owners may now look to carve up the business in order to focus on its core network and expansion across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

18th April, 2020 (4 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM, which covers a big chunk of East Yorkshire with their “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network and growing (here), has revealed that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis has resulted in a 45% increase over normal levels of online traffic. During peak periods this has hit 160Gbps (Gigabits per second).

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