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KC commits to more spending to roll-out its fibre network further
Tuesday 27 November 2012 10:08:19 by Andrew Ferguson

The KCom group of which KC is one part has published its interim results for the six months ending 30th September 2012. The results reveal very positive take-up of their fibre based services, with 3,200 customers buying the mixture of FTTP and FTTC services the operator has rolled out.

The fibre roll-out from KC is a mixture of full fibre and cabinet based solutions, the results do not give a split, but it is believed that the FTTP variant is the dominant version. The key titbit of information for residents and businesses in the area that KC operate is they are committing to more roll-out to go from the current 15,000 premises passed to 45,000 by March 2015. £30m is being set aside for capital expenditure in both the 2014 and 2015 financial years, and this is when KC brings in around £106 million in revenue each year.

The FTTP variant is capable of 350 Mbps, with the provider pushing the up to 100 Mbps versions, with customers learning via a checker whether it is FTTC or FTTP in their area. The 100 Mbps service (15 Mbps upload) costs £50 per month and has a £100 connection fee (18 month contract, 600GB usage allowance). At the bottem end a 45 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload version is available for £25 per month, but with a much smaller usage allowance of 50GB. For the broadband specialists that walk among us, there is the option of a 350 Mbps service (20 Mbps upload), with 750GB usage allowance for £99 per month (connection is free).

Comments

Posted by pcoventry76 about 1 year ago
Please buy out Virgin and show them how it's done!
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
That would mean buying a debt of a few billion, don't think a provider with a revenue of £110m a year from its broadband is in a position to do that.
Posted by Adrianuk about 1 year ago
That and KC is in no position to show anybody how to do anything.
Posted by eviemai2011 about 1 year ago
Another KC lover by the sounds of it Adrianuk!!
They must be doing something right for BT to take interest in their deployment as cost per connection is quite low compared to other telecoms companies.
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