From jamie goodwin | Friday 16 October 2020
Hull communications provider to deploy ultrafast broadband to 10,000 properties in the North Lincolnshire towns of Barton-Upon-Humber and Brigg.
Hull broadband provider KCOM is set to cross the Humber to bring its full fibre network to North Lincolnshire as part of its £100m expansion programme.
The company will reach households outside its traditional East Yorkshire heartland for the first time in its 116-year history by deploying ultrafast broadband to 10,000 properties in the North Lincolnshire towns of Barton-Upon-Humber and Brigg.
KCOM chief executive officer Dale Raneberg said: “I’m delighted to announce that the next phase of our ambitious expansion plan will bring the benefits of full fibre broadband to North Lincolnshire homes for the very first time.
“As a local business with deep roots in the region, reaching the short distance across the Humber was an obvious choice for KCOM when we were looking for areas to expand our award-winning network.”
KCOM is already rolling out its fibre network to new destinations including Driffield, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Howden, Goole, Howden and Hornsea as part of its expansion with customers in many of these new areas now enjoying gigafast speeds.
KCOM could expand into in smaller communities such as Barrow Upon Humber and Goxhill if there is demand.
The company will announce further North Lincolnshire destinations in its multi-million pound roll out later this year.
KCOM’s expansion plans support the Government’s goal to make gigabit-capable connectivity available nationwide by 2025. Just 15 per cent of UK properties currently have access to full fibre broadband.