The government is committed to delivering lightning-fast, reliable gigabit-capable broadband to everyone in the UK as soon as possible, working hard with broadband providers to accelerate their commercial development plans.
For hard to reach areas where broadband is more costly to build, the government is investing £5 billion to ensure places are not left behind.
The rollout to hard to reach areas of the UK will be subsidised by government contracts, awarded to broadband providers over the next few years, until the whole of the UK is connected. The rollout has already begun and you can find out more about it here.
If you and your community are not included in any commercial rollout plans and you do not want to wait for your area to be connected through the Project Gigabit rollout, you can apply for UK Gigabit Vouchers through this scheme.
To apply, you must go through a registered supplier. The checker on this page will direct you to suppliers you can speak to about making an application.
You can find out more about the process on this page.
What is a gigabit connection?
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 into the future. Gigabit-capable broadband also supports symmetrical connections – meaning your upload and download speeds can be the same.
- Blue pins show vouchers in phase 1 of the scheme that is now closed for new applications
- Yellow pins show vouchers in phase 2 of the scheme in rural postcodes that is still open to applications
- Green pins show vouchers in postcodes that include both of the above. (Clicking on the green pins tells you how many connected and issued vouchers there are for each scheme).
You can find full beneficiary terms and conditions here