Keycom gains cost-effective rapid-deployment fibre solution from CityFibre

Keycom gains cost-effective rapid-deployment fibre solution from CityFibre

30 July 2013

Pure fibre delivers huge business benefits for next-generation broadband supplier

Keycom, the specialist supplier of high-speed broadband for student, key-worker, housing association and armed forces accommodation, is gaining a flexible, cost effective and rapid-deployment solution from CityFibre, a leading UK independent fibre infrastructure provider. Connecting a student accommodation building in York to its new local point-of-presence (POP) with a pure fibre link will enable Keycom to deliver the unrestricted internet speeds its tenants expect and give it the ability to rapidly deploy its services to new customer locations.

Selecting a dark fibre connection enables Keycom to gain complete control and flexibility over its bandwidth. The future-proof solution will enable speeds to be increased over time, to serve the rapidly growing data demands of its customers, without incurring additional costs.

“With potential customer sites all over York, CityFibre’s fibre solution is ideal for our needs. CityFibre is able to deploy new connections extremely fast and very cost-effectively, meaning we can deliver our services faster, can put the bandwidth requirements of our customers first and are able to quickly hook up new buildings as required,” says James Blessing, CTO at Keycom.

“Choosing CityFibre infrastructure above the alternative BT point-to-point circuit was much more cost effective as we didn’t have to buy a managed service,” continues James Blessing. “It has given us the ability to connect to our own new York-based POP rather than rely on third party equipment and enables us to deliver other services at a better price as well as cut lead times when it comes to upgrades.”

Rob Hamlin, Head of Business Development at CityFibre commented: “Keycom has recognised the business benefits of utilizing pure fibre infrastructure, which will enable it to deliver an outstanding high-speed internet service to its customers. We are looking forward to working with Keycom to connect other multi-accommodation sites to our fibre network in the same way.

“This connection marks yet another step in our vision to make York into a true Gigabit City, whereby we ensure that all communities within a city – the public sector, businesses and residents are able to take advantage of the huge benefits of pure fibre connectivity. We are seeing the transformation in York already, and we are pleased that Keycom are joining the fibre revolution in York.”


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 Keycom Keycom provides developers and landlords of multi-tenant accommodation with next-generation broadband and has more than 50,000 customers in over 70 geographic locations. Its internet services are fully managed and supported with 24/7 customer support so tenants get access to dedicated help when they need it.