Apply for the government’s broadband connection voucher schemeJune 29, 2015 // No Comments
More than 25,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across the UK have benefitted from the Government’s Broadband Connection voucher scheme.
The scheme, which helps SMEs get connected to superfast broadband has seen a huge surge in demand in recent months. More businesses encouraged to apply while funds last. The Government has made £40m available in 2015/16 for the scheme, and the vouchers are being issued on a “first come, first served” basis. There are certain criteria to meet to be eligible for the scheme including your geographic location. You can check whether or not you are eligible here.
The scheme allows businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 each to cover the costs of installing faster and better broadband. The grant, in the form of a voucher, is part of the government’s broadband transformation across the nation, helping cities to create and attract new jobs and investment, and making the UK the best place in the world to do business.
Benefits small businesses are seeing as a result of a faster connection include:
- Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
- Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
- Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds
More details on the broadband connection voucher scheme are available here.