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Coventry companies urged not to miss out on funding to transform their internet

CityFibre, the company bringing gigabit speed internet networks to cities across the UK, is urging businesses in Coventry not to miss out on funding available to transform their internet connectivity.

Time is running out for local businesses to apply for up to £3,000 in funding available through the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher scheme, there has been a huge surge in demand and businesses are encouraged to apply now before the funding runs out.

Up to £40 million in funding has been made available through the Government’s connection voucher scheme to help businesses upgrade their internet connectivity and compete in an increasingly digital economy.

The scheme, which is being delivered by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport in 50 cities including Coventry, enables small and medium-sized businesses to upgrade to high-speed internet services. The vouchers can be used to cover connection costs to the ultra-fast Coventry CORE pure fibre network, owned and operated by CityFibre.

The Coventry CORE enables businesses in the city to access a gigabit speed internet network that is up to 100 times faster than the UK average.

Brett Marshall, of Coventry CORE, said it is important that businesses do not miss out on the opportunity to transform their digital capabilities.

He said: “By connecting to the ultra-fast Coventry CORE network businesses are able to significantly improve efficiency and performance with ultra-fast upload and download speeds, improved access to cloud computing and remote data storage, seamless video conferencing and much more. Why use the voucher to increase speeds by a few meg when you could completely transform your internet connectivity?

“There is no better time to upgrade your internet connectivity. With evidence suggesting that enhanced digital capabilities are key to driving economic investment, catalysing business start-up and enabling success not just on the national but also on the international stage.”

Cllr Kevin Maton, of Coventry City Council, added: “Over £1 million has already been awarded to businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire and we would urge other businesses thinking about enhancing their digital infrastructure to take advantage of the support available before it is too late.”

To find out more information about The Coventry CORE and the Broadband Connection Voucher scheme visit http://www.coventrycore.com/

 

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