Internet service provider KC is launching a six-month trial of super-fast fibre-to-the-home broadband in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire.
The service will give residents up to 100Mbps broadband via fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or fibre-to-the-kerb (FTTK) connections, KC said on Friday.
The trial, first announced on 21 July, will make the super-fast connections available to around 15,000 homes in Woodmansey, near Hull, before the end of the month.
"Since KC announced its plans for fibre in July, engineers have been busy installing fibre-optic cables in Woodmansey ready for the trial and KC expects to have the first household connected by the end of September," the company said.
The ISP will be upgrading its existing Woodmansey customers' connections to its top fibre package with unlimited downloads — with no change to pricing or contractual obligations — for the six-month trial.
KC's 100Mbps fibre, which is two-and-a-half times as fast as BT's Infinity fibre service, could allow customers to download a music album in two seconds, or an HD film in just one or two minutes, KC said.
The Yorkshire-based company is a subsidiary of Hull's dominant telecoms company KCom, which is somewhat of an anomaly in the UK as it is the only landline provider in Hull, where BT has no presence.