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Public Sector

Fueling UK Public Sector Innovation

“…the ambition of this Strategy—to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone. It is part of this government’s Plan for Britain, strengthening our economy for the long term…”

Karen Bradley, then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

This commitment aims to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place to deliver high-capacity, secure and reliable connectivity to support digitization at all levels of government including central, regional and local. This is based on the overall recognition that continued economic growth is dependent on the ready availability of appropriate modern infrastructure.

Zayo’s ambition to grow and develop our UK fiber network solutions means we are ideally placed to underpin this commitment.

Zayo brings a fiber first philosophy coupled with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering connectivity to the public sector across both the United Kingdom and the United States. Our extensive network in the UK and Western Europe includes dense metro networks in major markets and subsea access to Zayo’s global network.

Zayo’s solutions are already approved for use on the following public sector procurement frameworks:

In addition, Zayo is already an integrated part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) led Local Full Fiber Network (LFFN) community.

You can also read more about how Zayo has helped Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) and Broadband for Surrey Hills (BASH) deliver fiber connectivity to their residents.

Please get in touch with the team to learn more about Zayo and the public sector and to chat about how we can help you.

International Business Standards and Certifications

At Zayo, we are committed to providing you with the assurance you need that we are managing your business and services appropriately. Our programmes and certifications include compliance with information security measures, our ongoing programme to reduce the impact on the environment, health and safety and overall quality management.

Our certifications include:

  • OHSAS 18001:2007—Occupational Health and Safety Management System (working towards transition to ISO45001:2018)
  • ISO 9001: 2015—Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015—Environmental Management System
  • ISO 27001:2013—Information Security Management System
  • Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate

Case Study: Broadband for Rural North

Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) is a community-led provider of high-speed fiber broadband for residents and businesses in rural parts of the North of England using Zayo fiber connectivity from Zayo.

B4RN is a professionally designed fiber optic broadband network, registered as a non-profit community benefit society, run by a dedicated local team with the support of landowners and volunteers. It offers 1,000 Mbps FTTH broadband to every property in their coverage area with over 6,500 properties already connected.

B4RN uses Zayo’s new trans-Pennine fiber route, as well as Deeside to Manchester on Zayo’s direct route.

“Zayo has helped B4RN expand our network to new areas and support those communities that have come together to get a better internet service. As a community Broadband provider this will help rural communities to flourish by being better connected”

Barry Forde, CEO of B4RN

Case Study: Broadband for Surrey Hills

Broadband for Surrey Hills (B4SH) is an independent broadband network for the area, designed to bring up to 1 Gbps fiber to homes and businesses with same speed upload and download.

B4SH provides access to Zayo’s fiber backbone to enable high-speed, high-capacity fiber to homes in the Surrey Hills area. Traditional internet speeds ranged from two to 30 Mbps and can be as low as two Mbps download but only 0.5 Mbps upload and the service could be unreliable.

“Zayo has helped enable our higher reliability connectivity to rural Surrey residents who have historically suffered from poor connectivity. As a community broadband provider, B4SH will enhance the connected lives of residents and attract rural business with our standard symmetric full-fiber services that are vital for the increasing number of cloud-based applications.” 

Walter Wilcox, Broadband for Surrey Hills

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