Connexin, which has set out its stall to challenge the monopoly held by KCOM in Hull, has announced what it called a ‘key milestone’, with the installation of its first fibre cabinet in the city. The company outlined its plans to deploy a new independent full fibre network capable of delivering downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps in Hull back in September, having raised GBP80 million (USD106 million) to realise its goal. Now, having installed its first fibre cabinet in Hull, Connexin said it expects that customers will be able to start connecting to its network ‘in the coming days’.
Will Kebbell, CTO of Connexin, said of the development: ‘It’s fantastic to see how quickly our team is progressing with the fibre build. Having built our metro network earlier in the year, the installation of our cabinets represents the start of real change in the city. It means people are now days away from access to real broadband choice in Hull.’