Telecomms in Hull?

Soldato
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I hear from people who live in Hull who think their telecomms/Internet provider is terrible yet how come nobody else has moved in?

In this day and age, why in just one city, does a company have a monopoly on all residential comms?
 
Soldato
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Neither BT or virgin have any type of footprint in Hull. No exchanges, no cabs, no copper to any houses, nothing.

Saying that Kingston do offer LLU to other providers but I still doubt it's worth the cost for a relatively low number of potential customers.
 
Soldato
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This is what we used to do:

Before the introduction of unmetered, '0800' dialup Internet access and broadband, Karoo was one of the first ISPs in the country to offer untimed Internet calls. It followed on from the success of Demon Internet's Point of Presence (PoP) in Hull. This was set up with the initial formation of Demon in June 1992. Demon allowed users in Hull to make untimed 5.5p+vat calls to access the Internet via dialup accounts. Karoo followed on a few years after Demon removed their local PoP. Karoo Xtra allowed Kingston Communications customers untimed access for the price of a 5.5p (+ VAT) call charge (and a subscription fee of £15 per month)

Only interenet cost was about 5p a week - the call would drop about once a week. This was in the days of 1p a minute dialup elsewhere :cool:
 
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