KCOM vans at work in the company's expansion area


KCOM Wholesale & Networks has reached a major milestone in its fibre broadband network expansion by passing 250,000 properties.

The landmark achievement means that KCOM W&N is now in the top five providers of Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) broadband in the UK.

The broadband provider has now passed 50,000 properties in 20 towns and villages across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire since KCOM it launched its award-winning £100m expansion programme in January 2020.

Tim Shaw, managing director of KCOM Wholesale & Networks, said: “I’m thrilled to have passed this major milestone, which is bringing the benefits of full fibre broadband to homes and businesses right across our region.

“It’s been an amazing effort from all our teams who have made this possible; from the planning stages right through to civil engineering in the streets they have all done an incredible job. We are passing around 5,000 new properties now each month in completely new areas for KCOM, which is a fantastic achievement.

“Ultimately this will benefit not only our direct customers but also our reseller and wholesale partners across the region who now have access to one of the fastest and most reliable broadband networks in the UK.”

As well as creating 30 new full-time engineering jobs and apprenticeships, KCOM W&N’s network build has seen nearly 1,100km of fibre cable rolled out – enough to stretch from Hull to Prague or the equivalent of more than 103,000 double decker busses parked end to end.

The past year has also been one of other achievements for KCOM W&N as it has sought to develop its brand within the UK telecoms marketplace.

So far this year, the company has onboarded 19 new Communication Provider partners; started trialing the sale of residential and business broadband alongside resellers in its expansion areas and launched its new EA ethernet product providing customers with the ability to purchase high speed symmetrical ethernet services and internet connectivity.

KCOM has also launched its new Advanced Network Build product which allows customers to order fibre products to areas which lie outside of its current build footprint.

Mr Shaw added: “This are truly transformational times for KCOM W&N as we make great strides to being an industry leading wholesale provider with an increasingly diverse range of both residential and business CP partners. We’ve renewed our portfolio of wholesale products and invested heavily in new IT systems and a website that will create a simplified and streamlined customer experience. I believe the future’s looking bright as we strive to keep improving and giving our customers what they want.”

For more details about KCOM Wholesale & Networks and its range of services email wholesalesales@kcom.com