KCOM’s new university partnership

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Dec 2018

Students in Hull will have access to the fastest internet speeds in the country after internet provider KCOM announced a new partnership with the university.

The University Quarter (UQ) is a community of new and fully refurbished accommodation, provided in partnership with the University of Hull.

KCOM will install its Lightstream service in all 200 properties in the University Quarter, making download speeds of up to 1Gbps accessible to tenants.

Richard Stott, head of the University Quarter project, said: “Living close to the vibrant University of Hull campus is important for students, which is why substantial investment in the University Quarter, adjacent to the campus, is good news for the university, student community and city of Hull.

“The University Quarter has been built with the needs of modern students at the very heart of it and access to ultrafast internet will provide our tenants with the necessary support that allows them to thrive in their academic lives and relax in their social lives, all included at no extra cost within their all-inclusive rent packages.”

Alan Worthing, director of business at KCOM, said: “We’re delighted to join forces with The University Quarter to bring whatis the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK to Hull’s students.

“Because our Lightstream broadband is full fibre, we can deliver gigabit connectivity to accommodation throughout The University Quarter, making it possible for students to work and play online better than ever before.

“This puts University of Hull years ahead of other UK universities and is another compelling reason for students to pick Hull as a vibrant and cutting- edge destination for their studies.”

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