ConnectHull speeds along with fibre-to-the-home broadband service

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 25 Jan 2017

A significant milestone has been reached by city telecommunications provider MS3, with the first homes connected to its ultrafast fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, ConnectHull.

Late last year, MS3 announced plans to trial a FTTH service to an area of 1,200 homes in west Hull, the first fixed-line alternative broadband service in the city.

One of the first customers to be connected to MS3's ultrafast fibre broadband was Mr Wallis, of Meadowbank Road.

Mr Wallis said: "From start to finish, the service received so far has been exemplary.

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"The final connection within the home took less than an hour to complete and we were up and running. "It is now ten days since initial connection and, I must say, from changing broadband providers, I have seen a vast improvement in the connection and the speed of the broadband.

"You can definitely tell we have fibre optics compared with our old ADSL provider and wireless supplier.

"You also get a lot more for your money in comparison to the incumbent operator where, if I took out the same speed package, it would be £21 a month more and I would be tied into an 18-month contract."

MS3 expects to complete the network build to reach all 1,200 homes in the trial area by Easter, before rolling the service out to new areas of Hull later in the year.

Tony Hales, MS3 managing director, said he was happy to see the first homes being connected.

He said: "It is fantastic to see the first homes enjoying our ultrafast broadband service – ConnectHull.

"We're committed to delivering a true alternative choice for broadband to homes in Hull and we've had a great take-up from residents within the trial area."

Following demand for ConnectHull, MS3 has listened to feedback and chosen three locations to be the next to benefit from ultrafast fibre broadband.

More than 250 streets across the city will be able to access ConnectHull by the end of the year. Those areas are parts of Sutton Park, east Hull and Kingswood.

Further information will be made available via the company's website ConnectHull and via social media accounts over the next few months.

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