The majority of the UK now has coverage for superfast broadband, with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, a lot of these connections rely on copper wires, which limit the maximum speeds. Therefore many businesses are now upgrading to full fibre connections that are capable of delivering gigabit speeds, and as 1 gigabit is the equivalent of 1,000 megabits, it is clearly a much faster and more reliable connection.
In March 2018, DCMS announced a £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) is a grant contribution which helps SMEs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to pay towards upgrading their business broadband to a high-speed capable connection, and what’s even better, is that small and medium-sized businesses in rural areas may also be eligible for additional funding.
Claim up to £2,500 against the cost of the connection of high-speed broadband
With the help of this scheme, businesses can currently claim up to £2,500 against the cost of the connection of high-speed broadband. At Delta 365 we have put this into practice and have helped many customers upgrade their data connection using the scheme, where in most cases, the installation cost is completely covered by the grant!
However, if you want to take advantage of this scheme you best be quick, as according to the latest figures from the DCMS, nearly 70% of the available funding for the scheme has been claimed. If your business is eligible for the scheme you must claim the voucher through a registered supplier, and at Delta 365 we work with a number of registered suppliers to broaden our coverage and to help you get the best deal, so why not contact us today and we will do the work for you! We can find out if your business is able to take advantage of this amazing scheme and provide you with a quote free of charge.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was created to help businesses by giving them a significant competitive advantage, so act now before it’s too late! More information can be found on the Gov website; https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/ or you can give us a call on 08081 691 365 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy help.