Better Broadband Voucher Scheme re-launch
The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mbps – and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.
Since its launch in December 2015, the scheme has boosted the broadband speeds of more than 20,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas of the UK.
Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the scheme have the installation and hardware costs of their connection subsidised to ensure their first year costs are no more than £400.
To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/
The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is now available for Supplier Registration.
To register as a supplier on the Scheme, please visit https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/for-suppliers/
Other ways to achieve Superfast services
Gigabit Voucher Scheme
Could you and your business benefit from a full fibre network? BDUK – a government team promoting the rollout of faster broadband - announced in March 2018, the launch of a Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which is designed to benefit small and medium sized businesses, as well as local communities. The scheme forms part of the government’s vision of a Full Fibre Britain by offering the fastest and most reliable speeds available (up to 1000mbps).
Businesses can form group projects with other businesses and also with residents, before choosing a participating supplier in their area to complete the installation. The supplier will be able to claim discount vouchers from BDUK against the cost of the connection. If the cost of the installation is more than the value of the pooled vouchers, the businesses and residents will need to fund the difference.
To ensure that even more people and businesses are able to benefit from the scheme, the original maximum amount that can be claimed by a business towards installation has reduced from £3000 to £2500. Residential premises are still able to benefit from a voucher of up to £500 as part of a group project.
Group projects will need to meet the eligibility requirements before work can begin in their area. For a full list of criteria and terms & conditions of this scheme please visit https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/.
If you think your business could benefit from Ultrafast speeds, we would encourage you to contact a supplier to find out more.
Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £3,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £1,500 as part of a group project.
From May 2019, premises in the harder-to-reach places in the UK may be eligible for additional funding. Find out more on the Broadband for Rural Communities page.
Please read the terms and conditions for details or for more specific queries, contact your supplier.
Businesses or residents that are eligible for gigabit vouchers can access the scheme through a supplier.