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Region’s leading businesses discuss digital connectivity in Hull

Hull, UK: A group of the region’s leading businesses gathered recently at the Westwood Restaurant in Beverley to discuss Hull’s digital landscape and the issues that currently surround the city’s digital connectivity.

Discussions focused on the demand for choice in regards to service providers, the growth of Hull’s digital sector and the uptake of full-fibre to fulfil the needs of local businesses in the city.

An Ofcom report into the city’s broadband provision has found Hull still lags significantly behind the rest of the UK from a competition perspective, as there is limited competition at either the wholesale or the retail level.

Hull already has a relatively long-established fibre network. Recent investment from CityFibre, who partnered with local telecoms provider PureSpeed as its launch partner, has helped Hull achieve Gigabit City by providing local businesses with more connection choice and some of the fastest download and upload speeds in the world.

Hull is emerging as a key driver in the uptake of full-fibre across the UK and is positioned for accelerated digital growth, increased inward investment and greater economic development.

Adrian Bolster, managing director at PureSpeed, explains:

“With all eyes on Hull as the UK’s capital of culture, the city is in a fantastic position to showcase how they can utilise a full-fibre network to help businesses reach their full potential.

“As well as access to a full-fibre network, it’s important that local businesses have a choice when it comes to their provider. It’s only through the provision of choice that businesses will have access to a variety of services, allowing them to find the best connectivity options possible.

Marc Lough, city development manager at CityFibre, said:

“The three main benefits of competition are better quality of service, more aggressive pricing and more innovative service offerings.”

The debate highlighted that the need for choice and healthy competition is paramount in helping not only the digital sector in Hull continue to succeed, but also essential in supporting Hull’s growing business economy.

 Awareness is of utmost importance in educating businesses about the technologies and services that are available to them, supported by the sector’s commitment to support the city’s infrastructure.

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