AN APPEAL is to be issued in the next edition of the Hedon Town Council newsletter to encourage local businesses that want access to superfast broadband to make the case to KC.
Councillor John Dennis explained at last night’s meeting of the Hedon Town Council, that the town was not currently on the lists of places to benefit from the deployment of KC’s superfast Lightstream service, however the local telecoms provider was interested in getting businesses signed up.
Lightstream is claimed by KC to be far faster – more than eight times faster – than the UK’s average broadband speed. The company has made a significant investment into fibre optic cable technology which can carry massive amounts of data over much longer distances than the existing copper based wire services.
At a recent East Riding Council meeting in Beverley (29th January 2014), KC Director Sean Royce spoke about the company’s ambitions, but made the point that the roll-out of Lightstream was very much “dependent on local infrastructure and demand”. And whilst Hedon is not scheduled to be an immediate beneficiary of Lightstream, KC does say on its website: “If you’re a business and not in the roll-out area but you’d like Lightstream get in touch. We’ll explore how we could get you connected.”
Councillor Dennis in his appeal last night urged local companies and businesses to consider getting signed up to superfast broadband.
With more local businesses showing interest and getting connected, this will prove demand and work undertaken to get fibre-to-the-premises will help improve the local infrastructure generally for superfast services in the town.
Find out more about KC Business Lightstream at: http://www.kcbusiness.co.uk/products/connect/lightstream-broadband