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Business Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Upgrade to Hyperfast, Gigabit Broadband with a £2,500 grant awarded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports. Search your postcode below to find out if your business is eligible.

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Achieve Gigabit Connectivity

After the successful launch and rapid consumption of the Connection Voucher Scheme and its funding, launched by the UK Government in 2015, a second incentive has been begun offering businesses the opportunity to claim up to £2,500 to offset the procurement of Gigabit-capable connectivity.

£67m available to SME across the UK

SME’s (Small or Medium Enterprises) nationwide that are interested in procuring Gigabit connectivity for their business are now in a great position to do so.

The UK Government, in late 2017 launched the first wave of its programme, the Local Full Fibre Network Programme, where £10m was allocated for five pilot areas across the country.

Following the Local Full fibre Network Programme, an incentive known as the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was launched in March 2018 “which has the strategic objective of increasing full fibre coverage across the UK”.

To achieve this the scheme encourages businesses (SME’s) to apply for a voucher of up to £2,500, which will go towards the cost of procuring Gigabit connectivity for their business. This is generally used to support the installation cost, which after the use of the voucher, usually renders the service as a ‘free’ install; which is a rare luxury.

Find out if you are eligible

How To Apply For The Grant

Check Your Postcode

Check Your Postcode

To make sure your postcode is in an eligible area, simply enter your postcode in the checker above.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

If the voucher is available in your area, and you would like to find out more about how to apply, get in touch and we can discuss your options.

Application

Application

Once you have chosen a new connectivity service and are completely happy, we will submit an application to the Department of Culture, Media & Sport on your behalf for the grant.

Completion

Completion

Once the application has been confirmed by all parties, the installation will begin to deliver the service and bring fibre connectivity to your premises.

Frequently Asked Quesitons

SME’s (Small or Medium Enterprises) nationwide that are interested in procuring Gigabit connectivity for their business are now in a great position to do so.

The basic conditions are: The business cannot employ more than 249 people. The annual turnover of the business is below €50m. The business has not received more than €200,000 in the current and two previous financial years in De Minimis State aid.

The grant has been set up to pay for the cost of installing the physical infrastructure required. In this case digging fibre-optic cables to your premises. It also covers the cost for the hardware needed for the service to run. This will be a gigabit capable router.

It is a relatively pain-free process. Once you have spoken to us about your requirements, an application is sent off to the DCMS, they then confirm your application to you. We then begin the process of surveying your premises and the installation of the service.

There is a voucher scheme for residential application, but we do not provide these types of services. You can find out more about residential services here.

If fibre is already connected to your premises then sadly you cannot use the voucher. But, if you have an FTTC service you can – as fibre is connected to your cabinet.

How Gigabit Connectivity Improves Your Business

After the successful launch and rapid consumption of the Connection Voucher Scheme and its funding, launched by the UK Government in 2015, a second incentive has been begun offering businesses the opportunity to claim up to £2,500 to offset the procurement of Gigabit-capable connectivity.

Just Over 3,300 Vouchers Have Been Issued

The scheme has been hugely popular with businesses across the country, in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales – spreading from the Orkney Islands all the way to Cornwall.

Over £7.4m Has Been Claimed So Far

With £7.4m already awarded and much more in the pipeline, the £67m funding pot is sure to be swallowed up very quickly. Grab yours, fast!

1757 Business Are Now Connected To Gigabit Internet

The goal of the scheme was to bring fibre-to-the-premise and it’s already connected 1757 businesses with many more to come. The U.K is truly on it’s way to becoming a full-fibre country.

What benefits do you think your business would enjoy if it secured better digital connectivity?

54.70% of those surveyed said that their business would become more productive!

43.10% of those surveyed believe it would improve our customer service!

Current Voucher Applications

The map below shows all of the issued or connected vouchers across the country

Never Look Back

Procuring Gigabit connectivity is one of those decisions that businesses wish they’d made much sooner. The benefits can only be felt once it is live, but we guarantee satisfaction.

The Gigabit Voucher Scheme is a unique opportunity for businesses to acquire full fibre connectivity, without the large initial investment attached.

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements and the next steps for application. Simply click below, give us a call or send us an email. Additionally, if you have any questions just reach out.

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