KCom outlines FTTP rollout for Hull and East Yorkshire

24 Jan 2012

KC, the internet service provider (ISP) unit of Hull-based KCom Group, is planning to offer fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections in Hull and East Yorkshire as part of ambitious plans aimed at bringing superfast download speeds to the region. According to TechWeek Europe, KC is aiming to begin deployment of the technology by the end of this year, and initially some 15,000 homes and businesses in the city of Hull itself, as well as certain parts of East Yorkshire such as Beverley, will gain access to the new infrastructure. It is understood that the bulk of the connections will be installed next month, with speeds of up to 100Mbps on offer, and consumer tariffs, offered under the ‘KC Lightstream’ banner, will range in price from GBP25 to GBP43 (USD39 to USD67) per month, while business connections (Lightstream Business), will cost between GBP25 and GBP100 per month.

Commenting on the company’s plans, KCom Group executive director Kevin Walsh noted: ‘We’ve embarked on this ambitious fibre roll-out to give our customers the best-connected homes and businesses in the UK … At the heart of our plan is an investment in the future of Hull and East Yorkshire that has the potential to transform the region’s fortunes and make us an attractive location for further public and private sector investment.’

United Kingdom, KCOM