We wanted to alert you to a programme that is being run by our colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport that is helping SMEs upgrade their business broadband connectivity. Information on the scheme is below, along with some social media imagery that has been created by the team should you wish to communicate this programme through the channels you have at your disposal. Further marketing collateral is available from DCMS including case studies, leaflets etc should you wish to receive this and can be obtained from Lisa Harlow in DCMS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme supports the cost of installing full fibre broadband connections direct to businesses for the fastest and most reliable gigabit-capable broadband speeds available.
Through the scheme SMEs can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of full fibre connection, either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can also benefit from the scheme as part of a group project and can claim for a voucher of £500.
How to apply:
The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers who have registered to be part of the scheme, so businesses/community groups interested in benefitting from a voucher should:
- Check whether they are eligible for a voucher here.
- Then check whether there are registered suppliers in the area using the postcode search here. (Businesses/community groups can also talk to existing suppliers to see if they are participating in the scheme.)
Vouchers are issued to the supplier only to offset the cost of installation to your premises.
For full details about eligibility, to find a full fibre broadband supplier or read some case studies, go to: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk
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