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Hull Residents Can Try Gigafast Broadband at a Super Cheap Price 

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While Gigafast broadband sounds great, only a small percentage of the UK will be able to experience it due to the expensive monthly tariff. Well, apart from the lucky residents of Hull!  

The town’s only broadband provider, KCOM, is letting customers try out different internet speeds for six months for just £25 a month! That means Hull-based households could get some of the fastest internet speeds available at a hugely discounted rate. 

KCOM explains on its website: "For 6 months, you'll be free to try any speed to find the perfect one for your home. Whether you're unsure what speed you need or just looking to experience what gigafast has to offer, we've made it simple to switch anytime." 

What are KCOM’s standard prices? 

After the 6-month trial period has ended, you’ll have to start paying the standard tariff on the broadband plan you choose. Here is a breakdown of KCOM’s broadband packages and prices. 

·      Gigafast Fibre (900Mbps & unlimited downloads) = £79 per month 

·      Ultrafast Fibre (400Mbps & unlimited downloads) = £50 per month 

·      Superfast Plus Fibre (200Mbps & unlimited downloads) = £46 per month 

·      Superfast Fibre (75Mbps & unlimited downloads) = £42 per month 

·      Standard Fibre (30Mbps & unlimited downloads) = £40 per month 

Note: All the above prices are calculated based on a Direct Debit payment with online billing. If you were to choose non-direct debit or paper billing, prices may be higher than shown. 

Additionally, some broadband packages are available with a lower data allowance, such as 20GB, 50GB or 150GB. Selecting a lower data allowance may also lower your monthly bill, compared to the unlimited data shown in the deals above. 

How do KCOM’s prices compare? 

We’ve compared the prices of similar broadband packages from other major internet service providers (ISPs) and calculated how much residents could save if they were able to switch.  

Discover how much Hull households could save on their broadband bills if they could switch to another supplier.

Unfortunately, KCOM is the only major broadband supplier available in the Hull area, but it just goes to show how much anyone could save by shopping around and switching to a new deal.  

Why can’t Hull residents switch broadband providers? 

Broadband works slightly differently in Hull. Residents can’t get the likes of BT, Sky or Virgin Media... and the only major broadband provider that services the area is KCOM. 

The reason for this spans back over a century when local authorities had control of their own telecommunications. Hull never sold their infrastructure, which eventually became the Openreach network, and it remains independent.  

However, the downside is that residents have very limited choice and can’t shop around like the rest of the nation. As a result, they are missing on the best prices and paying £100s more a year for similar broadband deals. 

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