Government Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 

As part of the government commitment to a vision of a full fibre Britain, in March 2018 they announced the £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. 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 with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.

From May 2019, premises in the harder-to-reach places in the UK may be eligible for additional funding.

As part of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project.

Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30 Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses , and up to £1,500 per residential premises to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections. This is subject to the eligibility rules.

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