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Lightstream broadband crosses 100,000 customers milestone


Full fibre technology is making Hull and East Yorkshire the most connected region on Earth

KCOM has revealed that more than 100,000 customers are now connected to its Lightstream full fibre broadband service.

Hull’s communications and IT provider announced it had reached the major milestone this week, as 100,000 households and businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire make the most of KCOM’s ultrafast network.

KCOM managing director Sean Royce, said: “I’m delighted that 100,000 KCOM customers in Hull and East Yorkshire are now seeing the real benefits of our cutting edge Lightstream network.

“The full fibre technology we’ve rolled out across our network means the region is one of the most connected on the planet. Indeed, if Hull was an independent republic ­– as it sometimes feels - it would be the fastest broadband nation on Earth.

“This means our customers can stream, surf and download better than ever before at home while businesses can work faster and more efficiently and compete at a global level.

“Our full fibre network is also providing the foundations for a digital and tech economy renaissance in Hull and the surrounding area.”

The milestone has been reached as Prime Minster Boris Johnson has made the deployment of full fibre broadband across the UK one of his Government’s key aims. However, the rest of the UK still has some ground to make up on Hull and East Yorkshire, which has 100 per cent full fibre coverage compared to just eight percent nationally,

KCOM completed its full fibre rollout across Hull and East Yorkshire earlier this year following a seven-year programme costing £85m.

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