The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is designed to increase the speed of deployment of full fibre networks within the UK by providing micro-grants to support the cost of new connectivity. Vouchers are the mechanism the Scheme uses to provide these grants.
Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.
If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be eligible for vouchers worth up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure.
Am I eligible?
The scheme is available for small to medium sized enterprises.
The category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is made up of enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro. This includes sole traders.
What is a gigabit connection?
The UK now has 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required.
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. Full fibre also supports symmetrical connections – meaning your upload and download speeds can be the same.
Want to Check your eligibility?
If you wish to find out more information please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org