Government backed scheme for better broadband access
We have discovered a fantastic opportunity that could help you to improve the internet connectivity in your service.
The government has made a commitment to provide every home and business in the UK with access to a basic broadband service.
Could you and your business benefit from a full fibre network?
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are a government team promoting the rollout of faster broadband and have recently launched the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is designed to benefit small and medium-sized businesses, as well as the local communities surrounding them.
The scheme forms part of the government’s vision of a full fibre Britain by offering the fastest and most reliable speeds available. A subsidised broadband installation is now available if you cannot access an affordable broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mb per second.
Businesses can form group projects with other businesses and residents before choosing a participating supplier in their area to complete the installation costs. Group projects will need to meet the eligibility requirements before work can begin in their area. For a full list of criteria and terms and conditions of this scheme please visit their website.
The supplier will be able to claim discount vouchers from BDUK against the cost of the connection with up to £3,000 being available per business and £500 per residential premises. If the cost of the installation is more than the value of the pooled vouchers, the businesses and residents will need to fund the difference.
To check your current broadband speed and eligibility click here.
Will you be taking part?
Please get in touch with us at HCPA via firstname.lastname@example.org if you take part in the voucher scheme so that we can hear about your experience and share the information with other care provider members.