KCOM to supply Wi-Fi for City of Culture events
Apr 14th 2016, 09:01 by Nathaniel Dalby
KCOM has announced that it will supply public Wi-Fi for the City of Culture events that will take place in Hull next year.
The partnership with Hull City of Culture will mean that Wi-Fi will be supplied at a number of events, each attracting up to 20,000 people.
The provider recently changed its name from KC Broadband to KCOM as part of the partnership.
As well as Wi-Fi for events, KCOM also announced that it would be providing office buildings in Hull with fibre broadband of up to 1Gbps speed.
KCOM has recently started a broadband rollout across the city, with 90,000 homes and businesses set to benefit from fibre-to-the-premises connectivity.
Gary Young, managing director of KCOM, claimed that the provider was an important part of Hull and other parts of East Yorkshire.
“With more than 140,000 local customers and 900 employees in the region, KCOM is part of the fabric of Hull and East Yorkshire.”
“Because of this, we see ourselves as natural partners of the City of Culture and we are passionate about playing our part in making 2017 an outstanding success, delivering economic, cultural and social benefits during the year and long into the future.”
The organisers of Hull City of Culture 2017 are said to be pleased with the partnership, with chief executive Martin Green adding that KCOM is helping Hull to establish a digital future.
“KCOM has a long history in Hull and this investment further cements the company’s deep commitment to the city.”
“A great deal of art is now created, experienced and shared digitally, so KCOM’s ultrafast fibre network will be a major asset to the city and the cultural programme during 2017 and beyond.”
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