Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.
Demand for greater and greater digital connectivity is set to accelerate in future years and full fibre connections will be able to support that demand: Online business applications and internet-connected devices; cloud data storage, cyber security systems and back-ups; streamed services such as video and music; voice and video conferencing; and flexible working for employees with access to company systems.
If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £2,500 to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure.
How to get involved in the scheme
The scheme is supplier-led, so if you are interested in receiving a voucher and there are no registered suppliers in your area you can approach a supplier and encourage them to register for the scheme. The scheme is open to registration for both national and regional suppliers.
A business can boost the voucher value by joining together with other businesses or up to ten residential customers per business, where the value of a resident’s voucher is £500.
Small and medium-sized businesses in rural areas may be eligible for additional funding. Please click here for more information.
in Wales, small and medium-sized business are eligible for additional funding from the Welsh Government. Please click here for more information.