KCom aims to bring full fibre to 10,000 North Lincolnshire premises

Hull-based ISP KCom has announced that it will bring its Fibre to the Premises network to 10,000 North Lincolnshire premises as the first phase of a £100 million extension of its network.

The expansion over the Humber Bridge into Lincolnshire is expected to begin in Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg. This will represent the first time in the company’s 116-year history that it will serve premises outside of its traditional heartland in East Yorkshire.

Dale Raneberg, Chief Executive of KCom, 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.”

The provider also announced that, should there prove to be demonstrable demand, it would be willing to build its fibre infrastructure in smaller communities. KCom said that further destinations for its network would be revealed later in the year.

Mr Raneberg added: “We’ve had an excellent response from the communities where we’re providing our services for the first time, showing recognition and support for us as a truly local business, and demand for the high-quality broadband we provide.”

“As many more people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, fast, reliable broadband has moved quickly from being an optional extra to an essential utility enabling people to get on with their daily lives. By scaling up capacity to bring our full fibre to these new areas we’ll be creating new opportunities and making life easier for thousands of people.”

“Our investment in Fibre To the Premises (FTTP) infrastructure is not just making life easier with faster download speeds for people surfing and streaming at home – it is also helping to create growth and innovation and will play a massive role in underpinning the region’s economic recovery after COVID-19.”