Rural residents and small to medium-sized businesses (SME) in West Sussex can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose a gigabit-capable service as part of a group project.
West Sussex councils will pay up to an additional £2,500 per residential premise and £500 per SME in order to help connect harder-to-reach groups of rural properties.
|Premises||UK Government’s UKGV Scheme||West Sussex top-up available||Total funding available for installation|
|Residential||Up to £1,500||Up to £2,500||Up to £4,000|
|SMEs||Up to £3,500||Up to £500||Up to £4,000|
Eligible premises must be in a rural area, unable to access speeds of 100Mbps or above, and not in any existing government- funded plan for a broadband upgrade.
Group projects are when two or more residents or businesses get together to combine their vouchers towards the cost of connections.
No separate application is required as eligible properties will receive the top-up funding when benefiting from a Rural Gigabit Voucher through a registered supplier.
For information about broadband services in West Sussex go to the local website.