Award-winning York business, PureNet, upgrades to an ultrafast full fibre solution from CityFibre

Award-winning York business, PureNet, upgrades to an ultrafast full fibre solution from CityFibre

15 July 2013

Dedicated Gigabit speeds set to transform business efficiency, customer service and growth potential

CityFibre, a leading independent UK fibre infrastructure provider, is connecting its first York-based customer to its just-launched Internet Leased Lines service. PureNet, an award-winning eCommerce solutions specialist with offices located in York Business Park, will see its broadband speed leap this summer from 10Mbps to a Gigabit per second thanks to the 100% full fibre connection which will enable the company to improve efficiency and provide an enhanced service to its customers.

The CityFibre solution will enable PureNet to greatly improve its business efficiency. As a web-based company with the requirement to upload and download huge files on a daily basis, the dedicated Gigabit speed service will significantly cut transfer and operating times.

“Reliable Internet connectivity is of critical importance to PureNet, and when we discovered CityFibre’s new Internet Leased Lines service, we leapt at the chance to sign up with them and receive the best connectivity available. Our customers rely on communication with our servers and we constantly interact with other systems, so such a robust and high capacity broadband service will provide us with huge increases in productivity – unlike previous suppliers that just held us back,” says Ian Lawton, Chief Technical Officer at PureNet.

“PureNet is located in a part of York notorious for its poor internet connectivity and other businesses in the same building have even left because they could not put up with it any longer. Gigabit speeds have a significant impact on our business so, until now, we were required to implement costly alternatives. We look forward to delivering an even better, more cost effective service to our customers with full fibre,” continues Ian Lawton.

CityFibre has already installed over 110km of fibre infrastructure across the City of York. Schools, council sites, police stations, CCTV locations, NHS sites, and Bytemark’s new datacentre are all benefiting from pure fibre connectivity and now, with PureNet taking the lead, York’s business community is set to benefit from the transformational effects of Gigabit speed services. Supported by Level 3’s world-class High-Speed IP service, CityFibre’s Internet Leased Line service ensures customers receive the ultimate in business-grade connectivity.

Rob Hamlin, Director of Business Development at CityFibre commented: “PureNet is an innovative business, recognised by the industry for the quality solutions that it provides to its customers, and we are proud to have them as a customer. Gigabit speeds provide huge benefits for the digital and technology industries, and we are pleased that we can support York in becoming a fantastic location for these businesses to thrive.

“With PureNet leading the way, we look forward to the word spreading and more businesses coming on board soon. We are proud of our ability to provide fast and flexible installations, which will enable other businesses in York to be quickly and easily connected.”


CityFibre Media Contact: Maggie Zaboura Zaboura Consultancy Ltd T. 020 7297 3371 E.

About CityFibre CityFibre ( is one of the UK’s leading fibre optic infrastructure providers. By building dedicated fibre optic networks for the public and private sectors, we empower data-hungry users throughout the country, by unleashing unlimited speeds on future-proofed technology.

Our transformational fibre infrastructure projects comprise point-to-point connections, metro rings and Fibre-to-the-Premises networks that make possible Next Generation Access and gigabit level services direct to local authorities, businesses and homes.

CityFibre manages over 100 private fibre projects and seven separate metropolitan fibre networks under long-term contract with local authorities, police forces, healthcare organisations and universities. With almost 30,000km of fibre in the ground, connecting more than 350 sites and data centres across the UK, we are the country’s largest independent provider of fibre in secondary cities.

In Bournemouth, CityFibre owns the largest FTTH project in the UK. With over 21,000 homes ready for service, the network enables service providers to deliver unprecedented superfast broadband with speeds of up to one gigabit per second.

About PureNet For media enquiries relating to PureNet, please contact Paul Doherty, Sales & Marketing Direct, on (01904) 898 444 or email

PureNet is a multi-award winning provider of Enterprise eCommerce Solutions and Custom Web & Mobile Solutions for leading names in Retail, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Higher Education and Finance. More information about PureNet is available at

PureNet has an experienced team within both retail and B2B industries, who can tailor an eCommerce solution that is right for their clients. PureNet’s approach is consultancy-led and they aim to add value to every eCommerce project to help their clients achieve a successful online solution that will maximise revenue potential.