KC, the Hull and East Yorkshire-based ISP has connected over 20,000 premises to its superfast fibre broadband network.
The Lightstream product has been rolled out across the city with the help of Nottingham-based company Light Source, which hopes to have over 45,000 properties connected by March 2015.
Lightstream is KC’s fibre-based broadband network. There are both FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) and FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) services available providing top speeds of 50Mps, 75Mbps and 100Mbps and 350Mbps respectively.
Light Source managing director Steve Hill said:
“Because our engineers are out and about working on the network every day, we’ve seen first-hand how positive people are about having access to superfast broadband. It would be great to have more local people on the team to play a part in creating the legacy this investment represents.”
Andy Whale, KC’s engineering director, added: “As well as recruiting more people from our area, Light Source is also getting involved in other local activities and even sponsored a Hull City match at the KC Stadium last season. “This is a long-term project so we wanted to work with a partner who can bring benefits to the local community at the same time as supporting our ambitious Lightstream roll-out.”
Earlier in the year, KC announced 15,000 locations that were to benefit from Lightstream rollout. Details on where KC will go next are thin on the ground. We’ll update with information on the next 25,000 locations as and when we get it.