IoT and digital infrastructure specialist Connexin has confirmed it has successfully connected the first customers to its new full fibre network in Hull and East Riding in what it called ‘a major milestone in the rollout of the service aimed at breaking the region’s broadband monopoly’.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Connexin first outlined plans to deploy a new independent full fibre network capable of delivering downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps back in September 2021. The company has claimed its new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure will allow for a competitive market to emerge in the city, where KCOM has historically served as the sole network operator.
Commenting on this most recent development, Connexin founder and CEO Furqan Alamgir said: ‘Connecting the first customer to our new full-fibre network is not just a momentous occasion for Connexin, but also for Hull and East Riding. It signals the beginning of the end of the region’s broadband monopoly and the introduction of choice for people, bringing real change to the area … We have exciting things planned and as we continue to roll out the network, which will be the fastest across the region, we can’t wait to welcome more customers and to provide homes and businesses with access to ultra and hyper fast broadband at a competitive price, with superior customer service.’