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Lightstream reaches thousands of properties in Bransholme

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Thousands of homes across Bransholme are being connected to ultrafast broadband as KCOM closes in on its target of making its Lightstream service available across its Hull and East Yorkshire network.

Lightstream will be available to nearly 2,700 more Bransholme properties by the end of October as the IT and communications provider connects the final corners of its network to its full fibre service.

KCOM chief marketing officer Cathy Phillips, said: “I’m delighted we’re now bringing Lightstream to thousands of homes in Bransholme as we near the end of our journey to give Hull and East Yorkshire the truly world-class full fibre broadband network it deserves.

“We are now in the final phase of our six-year programme to connect Hull and East Yorkshire to one of the fastest broadband networks in Europe and this is already bringing huge benefits to homes and businesses across the region.

“I know parts of Bransholme have waited longer than other areas for the arrival of Lightstream and I would like to thank all our customers there for their patience and understanding.

“It is a huge undertaking – both engineering and financially – to deploy full fibre across our whole network but I can promise that it will be worth the wait with faster and more reliable broadband than anywhere else in the UK.”

Lightstream will reach a further 3,500 Bransholme homes in December while the area will be completed by February 2019 when a final 3,500 properties will be reached – totalling 9,500 homes in the area.

Other areas where KCOM engineers will soon be installing Lightstream include the Boulevard area of the city where 3,300 properties will be connected in November and Orchard Park where 800 homes will be connected by the end of the year.

With KCOM connecting a new customer to the service every 20 minutes, Lightstream enables households to enjoy download speeds of 400Mbps (megabits per second) while businesses can connect at one Gigabit per second. The technology KCOM has deployed will enable even faster speeds to be delivered in the future.

Customers can check when their street will be able to order Lightstream by clicking here.

 

Areas receiving Lightstream by date

 

Bransholme

Week commencing 1 October

Deerhurst Grove

Bisley Grove

Cheriton Close

Sandford Close

Ashworthy Close

Cookbury Close

 

Week commencing 29 October

St James Close, Astral Way

Kestrel Avenue

Dorchester Road

Blandford Close

Madron Close

Bodmin Road

Dulverton Close

Davidstow Close

Kingscott Close

Grantham Avenue

Sedgebrook Grove

 

Week commencing 9 December

Noddle Hill Way

Upavon Garth

Scampton Garth

Patrington Garth             

Yeadon Garth

Wickenby Garth

Biggin Avenue

Midmere Avenue

Newlyn Close

Leadhills Way

Whisperwood Way

Wawne Road

Mullion Close

Truro Close

Sheldon Close

Snowden Way

Welshpool Close

Lothian Way

Ladyside Close

Whitehope Close

Moorfoot Close

Grampian Way

Lothian Way

Borthwick Close

Crosswood Close

Bransholme Centre, Goodhart Road       

 

 

Boulevard

Week commencing 26 November

Linnaeus Street

Walker Street

St Lukes Street

Porter Street

Eastbourne Street

St Georges Road

Saner Street

Dairycoates Avenue

Sapphire Grove

 

Orchard Park

Week commencing 17 December

Cladshaw, Dringshaw

Ashton Close

Courtland Road

Danepark Road

Ealdane

Caldane

Disdane

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