Rural homes and small to medium-sized businesses (SME) in Dorset can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose a gigabit-capable service as part of a group project.
Dorset Council is investing £1 million to ‘top up’ the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The council will pay up to an additional £1,000 per home and £2,500 per small and medium sized business in order to help connect harder-to-reach groups of rural premises.
|Premises||UK Government’s UKGV Scheme||Dorset top-up available||Total funding available for installation|
|Residential||Up to £1,500||Up to £1,000||Up to £2,500|
|SMEs||Up to £3,500||Up to £2,500||Up to £6,000|
Group projects are when two or more homes or businesses get together to combine their vouchers towards the cost of connections.
No separate application is required as eligible premises will receive funding from The Dorset Top Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme when benefiting from a Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme through a registered supplier.
For information go to the Dorset Council information on funding for full fibre broadband connections.