Community | 27 November 2018 - by Ian Midgeley

The University Quarter and KCOM bring the UK's fastest available internet speeds to Hull students

The University Quarter and KCOM have announced a new partnership that will provide Hull students with access to some of the fastest internet speeds available in the country.

The University Quarter (UQ) is a community of brand new and fully refurbished accommodation provided in partnership with the University of Hull.

KCOM will install its Lightstream service in all 200 properties in the University Quarter as well as in hall of residence Cranbrook Court, making download speeds of up to 1Gbps accessible to UQ tenants.

Richard Stott, head of the University Quarter project, said:

“Living close to the vibrant University of Hull campus is important for students which is why substantial investment in the University Quarter, adjacent to the campus, is good news for the university, student community and city of Hull.

“The University Quarter has been built with the needs of modern students at the very heart of it and access to ultrafast internet will provide our tenants with the necessary support that allows them to thrive in their academic lives and relax in their social lives, all included at no extra cost within their all-inclusive rent packages.”     

Trudi Vout, Director of Accommodation at the University of Hull said: “With students living increasingly connected lives, we are delighted that the University Quarter will soon be able to provide some of the fastest broadband speeds of any student accommodation in the country.

“Kexgill Ltd investment in the University Quarter has strengthened the thriving living community on and around our campus and this is another good example of how active collaboration enables us to excel in meeting our students’ lifestyle and study needs throughout their academic career.”

KCOM will support future open days as part of the new partnership to raise awareness of the benefits of ultrafast internet access, as well as showcasing the speeds through online gaming events that will be hosted at University Quarter accommodation.

Alan Worthing, director of business at KCOM, said: “We’re delighted to join forces with The University Quarter to bring what is the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK to Hull’s students.

“Because our Lightstream broadband is full fibre, we can deliver gigabit connectivity to accommodation throughout The University Quarter, making it possible for students to work and play online better than ever before.

“This puts University of Hull years ahead of other UK universities and is another compelling reason for students to pick Hull as a vibrant and cutting edge destination for their studies.”

All of the University Quarter housing comes fully furnished and fitted with the latest technology including American-style fridge freezers. Rates are all-inclusive and include a cleaning service. UQ tenants also have access to their own dedicated repairs app, to quickly log and track any repairs with 24/7 support from maintenance staff.

KCOM’s Lightstream services will be installed at each property in the University Quarter following their completion. New properties are becoming available to let every week and University of Hull students can register their interest and secure their accommodation for next year by visiting the University Quarter Pod on Salmon Grove or visiting the University Quarter website.