KCOM's fibre expansion reaches Crowle (pictured)


KCOM has brought forward the expansion of its full fibre network to two north Lincolnshire communities.

Work to connect thousands of properties in the towns of Crowle and Haxey has been brought forward several months to coincide with road resurfacing work by North Lincolnshire Council and to minimise disruption to local residents.

Dale Raneberg, KCOM Chief Executive, said: “Our team is based locally and working very closely with North Lincolnshire Council to minimise any disruption caused by street works and to maximise the benefits of delivering our full fibre broadband to as many communities as possible, as quickly as possible.

“We have adapted our rollout schedule across North Lincolnshire so that we can work in partnership with the council and install our fibre network before planned works to resurface roads and pavements commence.

“Many of the North Lincolnshire communities we are connecting have suffered from slower broadband speeds and lack of investment for years, but our full fibre broadband will open up a huge number of opportunities for people at home as well as local businesses.

“We are really encouraged by the level of interest we are seeing in Crowle and Haxey which shows there is a demand for quality broadband.”

Engineering work to connect the towns is set to begin on 21 July.

The move is part of the £100m investment in the first phase of KCOM’s expansion plan to bring the benefits of ultrafast broadband to communities across the region.

The broadband provider is already reaching communities including Barton-Upon-Humber, Brigg, Barrow, Broughton, Scawby, Epworth, Messingham, Hibaldstow and Kirton in Lindsey with its award-winning fibre network that can deliver gigafast speeds.

For more detail on registering interest in KCOM’s full fibre Lightstream broadband visit www.kcomhome.com