MS3 owns and operates its own fibre network and is completely independent of KCOM. The first phase of our completed network build stretches over 40km across Hull and East Yorkshire, with further phases now ready to be built. We are a local company founded in 2012 with employees based at our head office in Hessle. We have dedicated staff who have extensive experience in telecoms.
This is the initial ConnectHull trial area.
One low cost price of only £49.99!!
Unlimited download option available at an additional £4.99 per month
ConnectHull will revolutionise your entire Internet experience making it not just faster but better in every way. Here are some of the things it can do for your home:
Joining ConnectHull means you will never have to worry about speeds again. With download speeds of up to 1Gb every person in your home can do what they want online without affecting other users. Buffering is a thing of the past!
The way we use the web is changing, and fast. People are uploading more content to the Internet than ever before. Whether you’re posting videos to YouTube, photos to Facebook or files for work, ConnectHull lets you get it get done in a flash. In a nutshell, you can spend less time watching a progress bar and more time doing the things you love online.
UNRIVALLED GAMING EXPERIENCES
If you’re an online gamer, you will regularly be pushing your broadband connection to the edge of its limits. If you’ve noticed lag when playing your favourite games online, then our service will help with those issues. With an ultra-low latency connection from ConnectHull, you’ll have an advantage over the best players in the world!
PERFECT FOR CONNECTING LOADS OF DEVICES
If you’re anything like us here at ConnectHull, you probably have loads of devices connected to your broadband at any one time. Smartphones, games consoles, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs, Set-top boxes and maybe even your CCTV. All of these devices are using up chunks of bandwidth which can make doing everyday tasks challenging.
Our Fibre to the Home service puts an end to this growing problem. With such a massive amount of bandwidth, everyone could stream HD content, upload photos and game to their heart’s content without affecting anyone else.
FULL SPEED AHEAD
Is your broadband slow at peak times? You’ve probably noticed that the times when you’ve come home from work and want to watch your favourite programmes online that your broadband speed drops. Well that’s because that’s what everyone else is doing too. We’ve invested in carrier grade X-GPON technology in our network which means our network can run faster than others in the UK and buffering will be a thing of the past!
WHATS ON YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST?
A recent survey found that a substantial number of people now see Wi-Fi as their “number one human luxury or necessity”. So, what would you like for Christmas, chocolate, alcohol, more time with your other half or an ultrafast fibre broadband connection? Go on treat yourself or your family, an ultrafast fibre broadband connection from ConnectHull will still be delivering long after the novelty of other items has worn off. Plus, with ConnectHull there are no lengthy tie ins, all our packages come with a monthly rolling contract as standard.
Why ConnectHull?, Blog
DO WE REALLY NEED ULTRAFAST BROADBAND?
Nobody likes to wait, we all want to have instant access, from microwaveable instant meals to speedy boarding. We know what we want and we want it now!
Ten years ago when surfing the internet, we had no option but to wait; wait to be connected, wait for that web page to download and wait for our files to download. Sometimes it seemed like we spent our whole lives waiting and as we waited and waited, our frustration grew. Roll forward a few years, it’s 2016 and some of us are still waiting. However, if you don’t feel like waiting, you no longer have to, welcome to the world of ultrafast broadband.
Survey reports vary, but one thing is sure, the UK is connected like never before. Various sources give the number of Internet-enabled device owned by each household as anywhere between five and nine and this number is only set to grow. As ever more devices in the home become “smart”, ultra-fast broadband is becoming a necessity not an option.
A multitude of devices from smartphones, tablets, notebooks, e-readers, desktop PC’s, games consoles, media players and TV’s already come with Wi-Fi connectivity built in and in most cases a connection to the internet is essential for their use. As well as the plethora of devices we are familiar with, other smart devices such as “smart” security systems, smoke detectors, heating and lighting controls, utility meters and cookers are already available and require an internet connection to work. Devices such as “smart” washing machines that order detergent automatically, refrigerators which order food supplies as your stock runs low and beds which monitor your sleep are on the horizon or close to market. Of course it’s not just the number and range of devices available that make ultrafast broadband so essential, it’s what ultrafast broadband enables us to do or rather what we can’t do without it.
Broadband is now considered by many to be the “fourth” utility after gas, water and electricity and as such the speed of the available connection to a property can have a major effect on both sale and rental prices, with properties that enjoy ultra-fast broadband commanding premiums of up to 20% above those with lesser connections. A survey carried out by ispreview.co.uk found that 68.8% of respondents would be put off from buying a “beautiful new house” if it lacked fast broadband. 73.9% considered that broadband was “critically important” to their home life.
Think about trying to watch a 4K HD Netflix movie while someone else in your family streams music, chats to their friends on Skype or plays an online multiplayer game. At current speeds you may just be able to do one of these, but only one and the more individuals in the house or greater number of connected devices and the more you will struggle, whereas with ultrafast broadband it’s a breeze.
With ultrafast broadband all members of your family can enjoy the internet simultaneously without any issues. You can watch that HD Movie while downloading another, backup your pc to the cloud, download and stream music to your smart phone and enjoy online gaming as it was intended to be without any lag giving you a huge advantage over your non ultra-fast broadband opponents. You can also do things that you wouldn’t even contemplate on a slower connection, such as taking advantage of the cloud and backing up your whole computer rather than just a few important files. You can even download the whole of Wikipedia to your phone. Video conferencing calls will take on a whole new dimension and not only can you enjoy this new found freedom but you can do all this and more all at the same time.
Ultrafast broadband is not just for home users but is also vitally important to the business community, improving efficiency and productivity both at home and in the office space. Increasingly businesses with slower connections will find themselves unable to compete in the market place. Ultra-fast broadband to the home also allows businesses to provide flexible working for employees so that they can work from home and access company systems remotely, saving costs and reducing carbon footprints. In addition, homeworking potentially allows many people to achieve a better work-life balance, particularly parents with young children.
Ultrafast broadband is also inherently more reliable than traditional copper based broadband. With copper cables the broadband signal suffers attenuation as it travels along the cable from the exchange to the home, reducing the speeds that can be delivered and making the broadband signal susceptible to interference. In contrast, high-speed fibre broadband utilises fibre-optic cables, which are immune to interference and do not suffer the signal attenuation experienced by copper lines. One thing to ask any potential supplier is whether they provide FTTP/H (Fibre to the Premises/Home) meaning the signal is transmitted entirely along fibre optic cables rather than just Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) where old style copper cables are used to transmit the signal from the street cabinet to the home.
Finally, prices of ultrafast broadband services have fallen significantly, and there’s already only a small difference between the price of ultrafast broadband and basic broadband services.
Ultrafast broadband has the power to completely transform your connected life, not only allowing you to carry out the tasks you currently perform but also allowing you to take advantage of a whole host of new opportunities.
Once you try it you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Do we need ultrafast broadband?, Blog
WHAT IS FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND?
Fibre Optic Broadband is a new type of broadband that is currently being deployed in the UK by various network operators.
Fiber optic cables are made of one or more optical fibers, which are designed to carry light. These optical fibers have the width of human hair, and are covered with two layers of plastic to create a mirror around the fibers ensuring total internal reflection.
Light travels through the fibers and bounces at very shallow angles off the mirror-like sides of the plastic, managing to stay inside the cable at all times thanks to the total internal reflection. A light source usually a laser or an led at the transmission end then flashes on and off at precise intervals to send each bit of data. This is how information travels through the cable.
Today, billions of bits of data can be transmitted per second, with just a single laser.
Fibre Broadband uses fibre optic cables to help increase the speed of your broadband connection. It is often referred to as 'super-fast broadband' or 'next-generation broadband' as it offers faster speeds than have been available to date using older generation networks. It is available to both home and business users.
There are generally two types of fibre broadband connections:
FIBRE TO THE CABINET (FTTC)
FTTC stands for Fibre to the Cabinet. It’s one of two ways in which next-gen fibre optic broadband is being delivered to homes and businesses in the UK. FTTC is much easier and cheaper to deliver en masse than its counterpart, FTTP or Fibre to the Premises also know as FTTH or Fibre to the Home.
Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) involves running fibre optic cables from the telephone exchange or distribution point to the street cabinets which then connect to a standard phone line to provide broadband services.
FTTC is a blend of a traditional copper wire cable and fiber optic cable. It uses fiber optic cables to the street cabinet (gray or green cabinets on the street that house active and passive broadband equipment), and then existing copper wire to connect the cabinets to homes and businesses. This saves on cost since new fibre cables do not have to be laid to each individual home.
FTTC features a system DLM, or dynamic line management. This is intended to ensure that the connection remains stable and error-free, as well as fast and high-quality. It monitors the system and when there is a problem such as poor-quality or low-speed, it will either apply interleaving (correct errors in the line, such as problems with signals) or it will slightly reduce the connection speed.
Like traditional ADSL broadband, the distance between the cabinet and the premises will determine your ultimate speed. The greater the distance, the slower your download and upload speeds will be.
What's more, If your home is too far from your nearest cabinet then chances are you won’t even see a difference. At 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) from the cabinet, FTTC broadband delivers the same speeds as regular broadband - around 10Mbps.
FIBRE TO THE HOME/PREMISES (FTTH or FTTP)
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP), also often referred to as Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) provides an end-to-end fibre optic connection the full distance from the exchange to the building and can deliver much faster speeds than FTTC.
While both FTTC and FTTH promise higher speeds, than traditional all copper broadband services, FTTH’s complete fiber optic connection allows for much higher speeds than FTTC.
FTTC is less expensive to install, however, it was not built for the long term and its potential bandwidth is limited, whilst FTTH was built so that it could be expanded on and improved upon.
As new technology comes on stream an FTTH connection can be upgraded by simply upgrading the transmission equipment and so it is to a certain extent future proof.
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