Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018 the government announced a £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 £3,000 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, and can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £500.
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 business into the future.
How do I apply?
The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers, so if you are interested in receiving a voucher:
- Check whether there are suppliers in your area in the postcode search on the website.
- Check whether you are eligible for a voucher by reading 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 the Gigabit Voucher website.