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kcom telecoms fttp fttc install

19th August, 2019 (4 Comments)

Macquarie Infrastructure (MIRA / MEIF 6 Fibre) has today confirmed that they’ve finalised their £627m acquisition of Hull and East Riding’s (East Yorkshire) incumbent broadband ISP KCOM. The new owner intends to expand the provider’s “full fibre” (FTTP) network, hopefully starting with the c.9,000 that have been missed.

virgin media small trench digger fibre

5th August, 2019 (9 Comments)

The piecemeal announcements continue today as UK ISP Virgin Media confirms that they’ve completed an extension of their 500Mbps+ capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband and TV network to 3,700 premises (homes and businesses) in the Tameside town of Hyde, Greater Manchester.

vodafone cityfibre ftth micro trench and engineer

30th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

Full fibre network builder Cityfibre has today announced that their £30m plan to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to “nearly every home and business” in the town of Southend-on-Sea (Essex) – supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone – has finally begun the construction phase.

zyxel-xmg3927-b-broadband-router

30th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

The incumbent broadband ISP for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they will launch two new routers from mid-September 2019 – the Technicolor DGA2231 and ZyXEL XMG3927-B. Both look to be very capable devices and are aimed at users of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

hunslet 82 street cabinets

24th July, 2019 (17 Comments)

Sometimes trying to figure out why a service, which was built a long time ago, hasn’t yet gone live is harder than it should be and that’s particularly true when the operator that did the work (Openreach) claims it doesn’t know the answer either. So begins the unusual saga of Street Cabinet 82 in Hunslet (Middleton, South Leeds).

virgin media engineer poking cabinet

22nd July, 2019 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media has today announced the completion of another rollout of their 500Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which has just reached 4,000 premises in the historic West Yorkshire market town of Pontefract.

kcom van with ladder on top

13th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

After a frenzied week of bidding The Takeover Panel has announced that Macquarie Infrastructure – MEIF 6 Fibre – had won the auction for Hull and East Riding’s (East Yorkshire, England) incumbent broadband ISP KCOM. The group put in a huge final bid of £627m to see off competition from rival Humber Bidco.

kcom van in car park

5th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

In a surprise twist The Takeover Panel has ordered that the proposed sale of the incumbent telecoms and broadband operator for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, should go to auction after neither of the two bidders were able to declare their offers for the company as “final“. The stage is now set for a c.£600m sale.

cityfibre sign

26th June, 2019 (7 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve begun building their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Leeds (at a cost of £120 million), which is being supported by residential ISP partner Vodafone UK (Gigafast). But local competition is rife.

kcom van with ladder on top

3rd June, 2019 (4 Comments)

In a surprise 11th hour twist the incumbent telecoms and broadband ISP for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has rejected a £504m cash offer for its business from a subsidiary of pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS) and gone with a £563m takeover bid from Macquarie Infrastructure (MIRA).

kcom engineer ourside house fttp install

21st May, 2019 (11 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and East Riding (East Yorkshire), KCOM, appears to have announced the “completion” of their £85m “Lightstream” roll-out, which means that nearly all of the 200,000+ premises within their network area should now be within reach of a 900Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.

kcom hull uk engineer vans

24th April, 2019 (13 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has provisionally accepted a cash offer of £504m for its business from Humber Bidco, which is a subsidiary of pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS) that has a track record of investing in UK infrastructure.

cityfibre street fttp cabinet

16th April, 2019 (1 Comment)

Cityfibre’s £30m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the town of Southend-on-Sea (Essex) has been given a boost after the operator, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone, appointed Aideen Sadler to be its dedicated City Manager.

wetherby free wifi

2nd April, 2019 (1 Comment)

Local residents, businesses and visitors to the West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby can now access wireless internet speeds of up to 1Gbps from a free public WiFi network, which is being run by Harrogate-based ISP IntechnologyWiFi on behalf of the Town Council.

cityfibre fibre optic leeds dig

21st February, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve appointed City Development Managers for their “city wide” 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network builds in Huddersfield (£30m project) and Leeds (£120m). Local homes will be supplied via UK ISP Vodafone.

selby north yorkshire uk map

12th February, 2019 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless UK ISP Quickline (Bigblu) has extended their superfast broadband network to cover thousands of additional premises in the North Yorkshire town of Selby, which was only made possible after the central Selby Abbey church allowed the provider to install a mast on top of their building.

fibre optical broadband uk network cable

7th February, 2019 (3 Comments)

Next week’s meeting of the Executive Board for Leeds City Council in Yorkshire looks set to approve a procurement process for finding a partner to build and deliver a new “full fibre” network, which will aim to deliver Gigabit broadband speeds to public sector sites across the district. Homes and businesses may also benefit.

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