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KCOM in the awards spotlight once again thanks to full fibre investment

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The ground-breaking broadband network has been shortlisted for another prestigious national award

KCOM’s ground-breaking broadband network has been shortlisted for another prestigious national award.

The Hull-based ISP’s full fibre network rollout is one of five finalists nominated in the Telecoms Project of the Year category of the National Technology Awards.

KCOM completed the £85m rollout of its full fibre network in April 2019 and last month announced a further £100m investment to expand the network to tens of thousands more properties across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, including Driffield, Market Weighton and Nafferton.

KCOM managing director Sean Royce said: “I’m delighted that yet again our UK-leading full fibre rollout has been recognised at a national level.

“It has been a huge achievement to bring full fibre broadband to our traditional heartland of Hull and East Yorkshire, but what’s particularly pleasing about this latest nomination is that it also recognises our £100m network expansion beyond that, which is already underway.

“It’s a great reminder to the rest of the UK of what we are achieving here in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and that this is the best place in the UK for ultrafast broadband.

“After a successful 2019 it’s great to start 2020 on another high.”

KCOM will now go head to head with fellow finalists EE, Digital Detox, Pickr and Voneus. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in London, on Thursday, 7 May.

The nomination is the latest recognition for the Hull business, which won a European Broadband Award in Brussels in December for the quality and affordability of its services and was named the UK’s Best Consumer Internet Service Provider at the prestigious Internet Service Providers’ Association awards last year.

KCOM’s technical leadership has also been recognised through other awards including the Innovation and Technology Award at the Hull Live Business Awards, the Best Urban Impact Award at the INCA Awards and the Fibre Connectivity Award at the Connected Britain Awards.

For more details about KCOM’s full fibre broadband service visit  www.kcomhome.com

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