Are you ready?
Rutland businesses and homes can now apply for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) as part of the government’s £67million investment commitment to make a “full fibre Britain”.
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small and medium sized businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection.
Eligible businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project which also includes businesses. For every one business in a group scheme, up to a maximum of ten residents can apply for vouchers worth £500 each.
One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits- so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your businesses into the future. Currently only around 3% of UK premises have access to a full fibre connection.
You can learn more about full fibre broadband and how the Gigabit voucher process works on this short video
Benefits to Small to Medium Sized Businesses and Communities
Find out how businesses and communities similar to yours are already benefiting from the Gigabit Voucher Scheme :
How to apply?
The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers, so if you are interested in receiving a voucher:
1. Check whether there are suppliers in your area by searching on the gigabit website
2. Check whether you are eligible for a voucher by reading the criteria listed on the website
Vouchers are issued to the supplier only to offset the cost of installation to your premises.
For full details about whether you are eligible for a voucher and to connect you to a full fibre broadband supplier, go to https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk
Not Sure if this voucher scheme is for you?
You still have until December 2019 to apply for the Better Broadband Voucher Scheme. This scheme targets anyone who regularly is unable to access basic broadband of a speed of at least 2Mb per second, and where there are no plans to provide superfast broadband access within 12 months.
Visit our Better Broadband Scheme page for further details.