We are an approved Gigabit Connection Voucher Scheme supplier.
The new Government Gigabit Connection Voucher Scheme has replaced the two-year SuperConnected Cities Voucher Scheme that was rolled out in 2014. Its launch will see £200 million of funding made available and will be handled via applications to Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and local bodies.
Four locations – see below – are currently being trialled with the aim of supporting the installation of gigabit-capable leased lines or local full fibre services to businesses or clusters of businesses to make them more competitive and profitable:
Businesses will not be required to subscribe to gigabit services, but the leased line connections must be capable of supporting these speeds – both upload and download - from day one. The funding contributes between £500 and £3,000 towards installing these connections, but does not cover VAT or monthly costs.
Why upgrade your internet connection?
SuperConnected Cities Voucher Scheme saw thousands of businesses benefit from subsidised upfront capital costs to get a better connection to their premises. It placed the grant directly in the hands of the small business, avoiding centralised procurement processes and let them choose the solution and the supplier that worked best for them. The scheme was expanded to 50 cities in 2015 due to its success.
The Department of Culture, Media & Sport’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme Impact and Benefits Study released in July 2017 revealed:
Find out if you are eligible by reading our guidelines below and Department of Culture, Media & Sport’s terms and conditions.
As a registered supplier (see South West Communications Group Ltd listing), we will quote you for our pre-registered and approved package for a gigabit leased line connection and will claim the voucher on your behalf. If you find you are unable to afford gigabit services, we can advise you on the fast and reliable business alternatives avaiable.
Start your application by emailing us here.