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kc uk hull fttp installation

24th March, 2016 (4 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, KC (soon to become KCOM), has today announced another major boost to their on-going “Lightstream” fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) roll-out, which will now aim to cover 150,000 premises by December 2017.

kcom

21st March, 2016 (4 Comments)

The KCOM Group (formerly Kingston Communications), which owns Hull and East Yorkshire’s incumbent broadband provider KC and several other brands (Smart421, Eclipse Internet and Kcom), has begun informing customers of their decision to re-brand everything under the single name of just “KCOM“.

b4rn ftth in snow

8th March, 2016 (10 Comments)

The outspoken co-founder of the rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire focused community B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, Christine Conder, has uploaded a new video to help explain how their successful Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network first got off the ground.

kc lightstream street cabinet

2nd March, 2016 (4 Comments)

Customers of Hull’s incumbent telecoms and broadband provider, KC (KCOM), are this morning still suffering from broadband connectivity problems after a fault began plaguing the network at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.

b4rn_fibre_optic_cable_stretched_over_wall

15th February, 2016 (18 Comments)

It’s fast approaching three years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first picked up shovels and began building their own ultrafast 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to parts of rural Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

talktalk uk isp

2nd February, 2016 (11 Comments)

As feared last year’s cyber-attack (here) had a significant impact upon TalkTalk, albeit not nearly as big as some had predicted (here), with today’s vague trading update reporting that the ISP’s on-net subscriber base declined by -101,000 during the final quarter of 2015 (calendar).

York UK FTTH sky and talktalk network map august 2015

4th January, 2016 (0 Comments)

Construction of Cityfibre’s joint roll-out of a new ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in the UK city of York (England) has officially resumed today after work was paused due to the Christmas break. Happily the recent flood had no impact.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

16th December, 2015 (0 Comments)

Internet provider Quickline, which offers a fixed wireless broadband service to homes and businesses in a number of UK regions, has signed a new deal to make use of MS3‘s dark fibre optic network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) that should help to boost their service speeds at strategic locations.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

14th December, 2015 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve found financing of £180m to help expand and commercialise their national UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband / Ethernet network and one of their first moves is to gobble KCOM Group’s UK network assets for £90m.

metronet uk logo

30th November, 2015 (2 Comments)

The Greater Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK has today announced that their hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network is being expanded to cater for businesses in the town of Wigan.

superfast_north_yorkshire

24th November, 2015 (6 Comments)

A new report predicts that the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016 and possibly 95% within a few years (details), could boost the local economy by £220m.

kc hull uk

18th November, 2015 (5 Comments)

The business division of Hull’s incumbent telecoms operator, KC, has confirmed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to connect with their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based Lightstream broadband network can now get an installation discount of up to £1,000.

kc lightstream street cabinet

12th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The incumbent East Yorkshire (England) telecoms operator, KC, has confirmed that 5,000 homes and businesses in East Hull have just been added to their on-going “Lightstream” fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) roll-out project, which aims to reach more than 105,000 premises passed by March 2017.

talktalk uk isp

11th November, 2015 (5 Comments)

After the recent cyber-attack TalkTalk, which dubiously skipped their previous Q2 2015 report (here), has today published a financial update for Q3 2015 (calendar) and revealed that they’ve lost -80K broadband subscribers in the past 6 months to make for a total of 4.1 million (on-net).

bt_openreach_fibre_optic_cable_roll

3rd November, 2015 (5 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire scheme in England, which is working with BTOpenreach to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016, looks to have finally agreed some solid details for a future expansion to reach 95%.

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

26th October, 2015 (2 Comments)

The community driven B4RN project, which is building a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P) network to thousands of premises around rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has launched a new website and revealed their future roll-out plan.

fibre optic blue green strands

28th September, 2015 (9 Comments)

As expected Sky Broadband has today echoed last week’s news from TalkTalk (here) and Cityfibre, which confirmed that the first trial customers are now live on their joint “ultrafast” 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in the city of York (North Yorkshire).

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