The company bringing ultra-fast internet speeds to businesses in Coventry is accelerating its own growth in the city. CityFibre, the company bringing the gigabit speed Coventry CORE network to Coventry, has taken on an office in the heart of the city centre.

The move into The Quadrant, Warwick Road, also accommodates two key additions to the Coventry CORE team as it gears up for the first businesses in the city to connect to the network. Chris Bryan has been appointed network planner and will be joined by Arran Payne in the role of project supervisor.

City development manager Andrew Starnes, who heads up the Coventry CORE team, said the move and the appointments were a significant step in the development of the network. “We are putting down roots in the heart of the city centre and strengthening our team as we prepare for the Coventry CORE network to start going live to the city’s business community,” he said.

“In their respective roles, Chris and Arran will take a lead on network development and new business installations, and the final preparations are being made for the first companies to be connected which is hugely exciting.”

More than 300 businesses have so far registered their interest in connecting to Coventry CORE, which will enable internet speeds up to 100 times faster than the UK average and transform the city into one of the most digitally advanced locations in the world.

Andrew said: “The Coventry CORE will help businesses grow, innovate and compete in national and international markets, and put them at the forefront of an increasingly digital economy.

“It is still vital that businesses continue to register their interest on the Coventry CORE website so that we can map further expansion of the network to meet demand.”

Businesses will be able to access a range of gigabit speed services through Coventry CORE’s internet service providers. They could also be eligible for a grant of up to £3,000 towards the cost of connection through the government’s SuperConnected Cities voucher scheme which runs until March 2015.

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