KCOM Group (LSE: KCOM) is a UK communications and IT services provider. Its headquarters are in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, where subsidiary business unit KC serves local residents and businesses with Internet and telephony services. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.On 22 August 1902, Hull Corporation (which later became Hull City Council) was granted a licence to operate a municipal telephone system in the Kingston upon Hull area, opening its first telephone exchange in 1904 at the former Trippett Street Baths.At the time, there were a number of such municipal telephone companies around the UK, all of which - with the exception of the one in Hull - were gradually absorbed in to the Post Office Telephone department, which was subsequently to become British Telecom (BT).Hull's bid to renew its licence in 1914 was made conditional on the £192,000 purchase of National Telephone networks infrastructure.
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TalkTalk and BT the worst offenders in mystery shopping exercise that showed broadband companies often fail to offer a speed quote to potential customers.
UK consumers are benefiting from a boost to broadband speeds, new Ofcom research revealed today. - Average UK broadband speed increases by 10 per cent in six months - But gap between actual and advertised speeds widens.
Ofcom today proposed to allow KC, the communications provider in Hull, to bundle broadband, landline and other services, potentially leading to better value packages for consumers.