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9th March, 2013 (1 Comment)

The incumbent telecoms provider for Hull in East Yorkshire (England), KC, has revealed the next batch of locations that will gain access to its superfast fibre optic (FTTH and FTTC) based Lightstream broadband service during the first half of 2013, which is perhaps incorrectly described as the “UK’s fastest fibre service“.

5th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

Broadband and phone provider KC, which operates almost exclusively in the Hull area of East Yorkshire (England), has adjusted the eligibility criteria for its Social Access Package that offers cheaper phone line rental (£5.62 a month) to the unemployed (low income groups) and those with other special needs.

23rd January, 2013 (0 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KC has reported a 30% surge in internet traffic on their broadband network for the past week, which is believed to have been caused by heavy snow conditions forcing more people to work from home over cloud and Virtual Private Network (VPN) based services.

28th December, 2012 (1 Comment)

One of KC’s engineers in Hull (Yorkshire, England) has developed a “simple and innovative” way to fix broadband problems that are caused when water (damp) seeps into the plastic coating of copper cables, which can disrupt traditional DSL (e.g. ADSL) services by causing corrosion of the phone line.

27th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

KC, the incumbent internet and phone provider for Hull and East Yorkshire (England), has successfully completed the initial roll-out of their “super-fast” 350Mbps capable and fibre optic based Lightstream broadband service to pass 15,000 local premises. It now plans to reach an extra 30,000 homes and businesses by March 2015.

23rd November, 2012 (8 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Riding in Yorkshire (England), KC, has this week become the third UK ISP after BT and TalkTalk to launch its own broadband TV service based off the YouView (IPTV) platform called KCTV.

17th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The incumbent ISP for Hull in Yorkshire (England, United Kingdom), KC, has resolved a problem that left a “large number” of the providers broadband customers suffering from connectivity problems for almost a day.

15th November, 2012 (10 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in Yorkshire (England), KC, has teamed up with Ookla to launch a new broadband speed tester that’s capable of “accurately” measuring the internet download and upload speeds of even the fastest 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic FTTP connections.

11th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The incumbent phone and broadband provider for Hull and East Yorkshire in England (UK), KC (Karoo), has joined in a local partnership with Humberside Police, Hull City Council, BT and local scrap metal merchants. The group has specifically called on members of the public to help them stop metal thieves.

25th September, 2012 (8 Comments)

The director of Informa Telecoms & Media’s global broadband and TV research, Rob Gallagher, has warned that any UK cities which win State Aid to boost their superfast broadband availability must pick “safe bet” BT to do the job or risk being left with no ISPs and “networks based on technologies that failed to keep pace with the wider market“.

20th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

MS3 Communications, which is currently deploying a new fibre optic ultra-fast broadband ISP network for businesses in Hull (Yorkshire, UK), has expressed “outrage” at the local incumbent telecoms operator (KC) after they allegedly prevented MS3 from advertising within the local Stadium (home to Hull City and Hull FC).

17th August, 2012 (57 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest broadband speeds report (released this week) also includes a unique and useful insight into the Latency (Ping) and Packet Loss performance of the UK’s largest ISPs, which can have a serious impact upon the performance of specific internet applications (e.g. online video games, Skype etc.). But which provider is best?

9th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Hull’s incumbent telecoms operator, KC, claims to have “completely eradicated” broadband “not spots” in its corner of Yorkshire (England). The development, which comes a full three years ahead of the UK government’s 2015 target, means that 100% should now be able to access download speeds of at least 2Mbps (Megabits per second).

8th August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Managing Director of independent telecoms developer MS3 Communications, which is currently rolling out a new fibre optic based ultra-fast broadband network for businesses in Hull (Yorkshire, UK), has claimed that the local incumbent Telco, KC, now “see what we are doing as a genuine threat to them“.

31st July, 2012 (0 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms provider for Hull in Yorkshire (England), KC, has announced that it will boost its customers broadband ISP download allowances from tomorrow (1st August 2012), with some subscribers expected to receive double what they had before.

9th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

MS3 Communications, an independent telecoms infrastructure developer, has confirmed that Phase 1 of their project to lay a new 116km long stretch of fibre optic cable around Hull (Yorkshire, UK), which will connect local businesses to ultra-fast broadband, is now “halfway to completion“.

1st June, 2012 (11 Comments)

Hull and East Riding’s (Yorkshire, UK) incumbent internet and phone provider, KC, has today expanded their existing superfast KCLightstream fibre optic (FTTP) broadband services by launching the “fastest fully fibre broadband service available in the UK” (KCLightstream 350) with “guaranteed” speeds of up to 350Mbps (Megabits per second).

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