A telecommunications specialist with a wealth of experience of business connectivity in Coventry is now at the forefront of transforming it into the UK’s next Gigabit City. Brett Marshall has joined CityFibre, the team behind the Coventry CORE and will be involved in spearheading the ‘Gig Up Coventry’ campaign to encourage city businesses to register their no-obligation interest in connecting to the Coventry CORE to map demand for the network expansion.

Brett, who grew up in Coventry and attended Finham Park School, carved out a career in telecommunications after returning to the city as a university graduate in business. He started out with BT in a business-to-business role and after nine years moved to Virgin Media where he spent seven years working with public sector clients including local authorities and hospitals. Brett has since held a number of technology roles in both business hardware and software services within the region.

He said: “I am excited to be joining the Coventry CORE team because it is an incredible opportunity to be part of putting Coventry, the city where I grew up, on a par with the world’s fastest cities in terms of internet speed connectivity. The advent of gigabit speed connectivity will undoubtedly revolutionise the way Coventry does business.  It will transform the way that businesses in the city operate and has the potential to bring about significant increases in productivity and efficiency. I feel proud to be involved in Coventry taking such a lead and am looking forward to making sure businesses within the city do not miss out on the benefits.”

Andrew Starnes, City Development Manager for the Coventry CORE, said: “It is great for Coventry CORE to have someone of Brett’s experience on board, particularly with his on-the-ground knowledge of the city. We have been really pleased with the response from the city’s business community with well over 100 firms already registering their no obligation interest in the network. It is vital that we know which businesses are interested so that we can prioritise our investment in the network expansion to meet the demand, and we would encourage any organisation that is yet to register online to do so at the earliest opportunity.”

Companies can register their no-obligation interest at www.coventrycore.com

If you have questions about the Coventry CORE, you can email Brett at info@coventrycore.com or send him a tweet @GigabitBrett

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