In a move which it claims will see Beverley in Yorkshire, England become the ‘fastest broadband town in the UK’, British broadband provider KCOM has announced the launch of the latest stage of its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout there.
According to the operator, its FTTP network – over which it offers its ‘Lightstream’ branded services – will go live at almost 4,000 more homes in Beverley between 7 April and 14 April, while an additional 1,400 properties will be able to order a fibre-based plan from 28 April. Across the HU17 postcode, meanwhile, KCOM has said that FTTP is now available to a total of 19,238 properties, equalling 97.8% of all homes in the area, far ahead of the 51.2% of homes which it claims have access to ‘ultrafast’ broadband on a national basis.
Last month KCOM celebrated signing up its 40,000th customer to Lightstream. It now expects around 10,000 new premises across east Hull, including areas such as Longhill, Sutton and Bilton and James Reckitt Avenue, to gain access to fibre-based connectivity by the end of this year, as part of a GBP60 million (USD75 million) investment in infrastructure in the region.