Hull telecommunications provider KC changes name to KCOM

Published: Monday 4th April 2016 by Tom Drinkall

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Hull telecommunications provider KC has been officially renamed as KCOM as of today (Monday, April 4).

The change sees all four companies controlled by the company – KC, Eclipse, Smart421 and Kcom – absorbed into the new KCOM brand.

Customers were made aware of the company’s rebrand plans two weeks ago in a letter outlining the changes.

Gary Young, the company’s managing director, said: “Our new brand is more than just a change of name. As well as our new look, we’ll be investing more in the things we know are important to local people and local businesses, such as increasing the availability of ultrafast broadband across our network and developing new digital services.”

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The rebrand announcement was followed three days later by news that KCOM planned to accelerate its deployment of ultrafast fibre broadband across its Hull and East Yorkshire network.

The decision to increase the pace of its deployment will mean around 90,000 more homes and businesses will have access to KC’s Lightstream service before December 2017.

Mr Young added: “We’re focused on improving services for our customers, which is why we’re investing many millions of pounds to make Hull the UK’s ultrafast broadband capital.

“During the next phase of our deployment we’ll be focusing on taking our Lightstream service to areas of our network where speeds are slower than average because of the length of copper cable from customers’ homes and businesses to the telephone exchange.”

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Published: Monday 4th April 2016 by Tom Drinkall

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