Eclipse Internet

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HeadquartersHull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
ParentKCOM Group

Eclipse, previously known as Eclipse Internet, is a UK provider of business technology services previously based in Exeter, Devon now based in Hull, East Yorkshire where it is owned by KCOM Group PLC. Eclipse supplies connectivity, cloud and communication services to support businesses. Its three product portfolios include ADSL, fibre and leased line broadband services; wide area networks as a managed service; backup, Lync, Hosted Exchange and data hosting services; and communication services, including both fixed line and IP-based voice.


Eclipse Internet began in 1995 as a South West internet service provider utilising an 0845 dialup number.[1]

In 2001 Eclipse launched its first Broadband product, based on BT's wholesale ADSL service. In 2004 the company was purchased by KCOM Group PLC for a total of £12.5 million. £9.5 million was paid in cash, whilst the remainder was paid in KCOM Group PLC shares. In 2005 Eclipse began trials of a combined digital television, telephone and broadband service.

Eclipse also rejigged its broadband packages into three new packages and removed its fair use policy, the only restrictions on use now being the amount of data downloaded.[2]

In 2010 Eclipse gave an official response to proposals by OfCom to investigate Net Neutrality in the UK.[3]


  1. ^ History Page on Eclipse Internet web-site
  2. ^ "BROADBAND NEWS | Eclipse Steps Out of the Shadows with Streamlined Broadband Packages". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2008-06-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ UK ISP Eclipse Internet Reacts to Ofcom Net Neutrality Debate

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