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kcom hull uk engineer vans

15th September, 2017 - 9:00 am (4 Comments)

Over the past two years we’ve heard plenty of debate about the Government and BT’s proposed plan for a legally-binding 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband, although there’s been very little talk about KCOM’s position in Hull and East Yorkshire, where they dominate the local market.


22nd August, 2017 - 9:20 am (3 Comments)

Customers of KCOM in Hull (East Yorkshire) can now order a new range of broadband-only packages, which cost about 30% less than their standard price and claim to be “flexible plans” that “let you pick your data [allowance] and add a landline only if you need it.” But that’s not all..


15th August, 2017 - 4:15 pm (10 Comments)

A little known Bradford-based ISP called net365, which supplies broadband services to students, as well as residential, healthcare and business users, appears to have cut-off some or all of their internet access customers following an alleged dispute with one of their suppliers (FluidOne).

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

10th August, 2017 - 3:53 pm (8 Comments)

Calculus Capital, which specialises in Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts, has made a second investment of £2 million into Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband. The new money will be used to help grow the business (i.e. attracting more customers and adding extra UK staff).


8th August, 2017 - 11:18 am (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator has hit KCOM, the incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, with a fine of £900,000 after “a serious weakness” in their network resulted in 74 calls to the emergency services failing after a BT telephone exchange in York flooded during Storm Eva.

cityfibre urban fibre optic rollout

27th July, 2017 - 12:07 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’re teaming up with internet service provider NGC Networks in order to support a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband and Ethernet network in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield.


4th July, 2017 - 1:37 am (17 Comments)

The plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has been deploying their 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to remote homes in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now connected 3270 properties and is expanding into Suffolk and Norfolk.

b4rn rural fibre optic cable fibrequeen

30th June, 2017 - 11:26 am (3 Comments)

The community funded and built 1Gbps B4RN Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in rural parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire has received some extra support from the EU’s Digital Single Market team, which has published a couple of new videos on the project.

kcom engineer on side of building in hull

29th June, 2017 - 12:56 pm (19 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KCOM has today announced the next phase of their £60m Lightstream roll-out (July – September 2017), which will see their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated ultrafast broadband network reach a further 10,000 homes and businesses in East Hull.

otley bt cabinet

28th June, 2017 - 5:46 pm (15 Comments)

Homes and businesses near Waitrose in the market town of Otley (Leeds) could suffer over a month of unstable broadband connectivity after a lorry crashed into one of Openreach’s (BT) street cabinets. The cabinet was promptly replaced but problems with the power supply remain.

telephone broken uk

18th June, 2017 - 10:56 am (11 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, is reportedly aiming to be one of the first cities in the UK to switch-off their ageing copper telephone lines. Instead they’d become reliant upon their new “full fibre” (FTTP/H) network for communication services.

rural homes bt openreach engineer

17th June, 2017 - 7:43 am (43 Comments)

Openreach (BT) engineers have been accused of “decimating” the picturesque landscape of two rural villages on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, where the operator has been installing 15 new telegraph poles in order to bring “superfast broadband” to remote homes.


13th June, 2017 - 12:03 am (0 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has improved their social access phone package (SAP) for low income households by introducing a price cap, which means that customers will never pay more than £10 per month for any voice calls made outside of their allowance.


5th June, 2017 - 8:17 am (15 Comments)

Residents of two rural villages – Leck (Lancashire) and Ingleton (North Yorkshire) – were left without access to B4RN’s 1Gbps community built Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network on Friday afternoon (2nd June @ around 4:30pm) after vandals dug up and cut one of their core cable ducts.


22nd May, 2017 - 11:09 am (18 Comments)

Residents of Copmanthorpe, a village that sits just outside of York, have managed to find one of the least justified reasons to complain about Virgin Media’s civil engineering teams, which occurred after the local work to deploy new ultrafast broadband and TV cables left some hedge leaves “burnt“.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th May, 2017 - 8:05 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their latest full year results to 31st March 2017, which saw them bleed fewer on-net broadband subscribers (-20k in H2 vs -29k in H1) in the period to total 3,947,000 and 25% of those take their FTTC based “fibre broadband“.


24th April, 2017 - 8:20 am (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) has announced that their ultrafast 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, which is deployed for new build homes in the United Kingdom, has added a fifth ISP, Pure Broadband, to its open-access platform.

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