Regional

04 June 2021

Could you be a champion helping to bring the benefits of world class broadband to your community?

Broadband provider KCOM is looking for individuals who understand the importance of ultrafast broadband - and how it can help people stay connected to their friends, family and colleagues.

As KCOM continues the £100m expansion of its award-winning full fibre network across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire it would like to connect with local people who can help spread the message about full fibre – and how it can help change your online life.

From streaming and surfing to gaming and staying in touch to what’s most important to you, KCOM’s Lightstream broadband can provide reliable, ultrafast speeds of up to 900Mbps.

Working alongside KCOM, the local champions will help to inform their communities about full fibre – also known as Fibre To the Premises (FTTP) – broadband and how it works. The champions will also help highlight local projects and causes that KCOM can support through its Community Grant fund.

The search for local broadband champions comes as KCOM announces it is to begin engineering works in three more North Lincolnshire communities to connect them to its network.

Work to connect the communities of Hibaldstow, Messingham, Epworth and Kirton in Lindsey will begin in the coming weeks after requests from villagers showed a pent-up demand for quality broadband in North Lincolnshire’s rural areas.

John Rooney, MD of KCOM Retail, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the benefits of full fibre broadband to Hibaldstow, Messingham, Kirton in Lindsey and Epworth and soon even more communities in North Lincolnshire. We’ve always said that if there is the demand for our fibre broadband we will do our best to deliver it to where it’s needed. That’s why we fully expect to reach even more communities in the weeks and months ahead.

“We’d love to hear from anyone in North Lincolnshire who is passionate about bringing quality broadband to their community and helping to transform its online opportunities.

“We’ve seen in the past 18 months just how important good broadband is for those working, socialising and even schooling children at home. So, if you live in any of North Lincolnshire communities KCOM is coming to – or even if it’s not currently in our expansion plans – please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.”

If you like to talk about becoming a KCOM broadband champion in your community contact champions@kcom.com

For more detail on registering interest in KCOM’s full fibre Lightstream broadband visit https://www.kcomhome.com/lightstream/register-your-interest/

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