By Dominika Walker, City Marketing Manager

CityFibre brought home the gold at last Thursday’s Coventry Business Excellence Awards (CBEA) by winning the Award for Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Cloud Central and DATTO.

CityFibre was one of three finalists, alongside Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd and Reality in Virtual Reality Limited, in a hard-fought three-way tussle.

CityFibre was recognised for its creative approach to constructing its network in the city. Coventry is the first city in which CityFibre has deployed innovative aerial build techniques, minimising disruption to local communities and delivering transformational gigabit-speed internet to almost every home and business in the area.

Utilising the Well-Planned City methodology from the outset, CityFibre has put in place a design that will create a network architecture that supports the delivery of a whole-city FTTP network.

This full fibre network will help to generate further inward investment, inspire more digital transformation and help future-proof Coventry as smart cities, the Internet of Things, and the digital economy become bigger factors of life in the city, helping Coventry City Council achieve its digital vision.

The final element of CityFibre’s approach that was recognised for being innovative is the way the organisation engages with local stakeholders and communities. In the two weeks to the run-up to the CBEA alone, CityFibre ran its largest stakeholder event in Coventry to date; Tomorrow’s Technology in Coventry Today and supported the British Science Festival, hosted this year by the University of Warwick.

We are delighted that the local community has endorsed this approach through this prestigious award and we are looking forward to continuing to work in new and creative ways to help the people and businesses of Coventry tap into the potential of full fibre connectivity.

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