KCOM reveals the next Hull streets to get ultrafast broadband
KCOM plans to complete its Lightstream roll-out by March 2019
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Mar 2018
KCOM has revealed the next streets set to receive its ultrafast broadband service Lightstream in March.
The regional telecommunication company is rolling out the service to nearly 2,000 Sutton Park and HU7 properties this month as it continues the final phase of its Lightstream deployment.
Streets including Waterdale, Thorndale, Nidderdale and Flemingdale will soon be able to order the service, which can deliver download speeds of 350Mbps (megabits per second) for residential customers and one gigabit per second for businesses.
Cathy Phillips, KCOM’s chief marketing officer, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the benefits of full fibre broadband to more properties in north Hull as part of our Lightstream roll out.
“We’re well on the way to bringing our ultrafast service to every corner of our Hull and East Yorkshire network. In the coming months thousands more people and businesses will be able to enjoy the fastest and most reliable internet speeds in the country.”
KCOM is continuing to introduce the service in the remaining areas of its network, extending its rollout to more than 9,000 properties in Little Weighton, Walkington, Skidby, Hessle, Boulevard and Beverley Road between March and July.
It says a further 6,400 Bransholme properties will be connected in the autumn.
KCOM has announced it will complete its Lightstream rollout by March 2019, covering all of its network and more than 200,000 properties.
KCOM claims that when the deployment is complete, Hull and East Yorkshire will be among the best connected regions in the world.
During a recent visit to Hull, Culture Minister Matt Hancock MP praised KCOM’s £85m investment in full fibre technology.
He said: “KCOM has done a tremendous job in rolling out full fibre broadband for the homes and businesses in Hull. Full fibre is fundamental for fashioning a Britain fit for the future.”
Residents can see when Lighstream will be available for their property at www.kcomhome.com/postcodechecker.
The streets to get Lightstream in March