If you're a small or medium-sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £2,500. This will help you to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure.
The scheme is supplier-led, so if you're interested in receiving a voucher and there are no registered suppliers in your area, you can approach a supplier and encourage them to register for the scheme. Both national and regional suppliers can register.
A business can boost the voucher value by joining together with other businesses or up to 10 residential customers per business, where the value of a resident’s voucher is £500.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in rural areas may be eligible for additional funding. Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each SME and up to £1,500 per residential unit to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.
Group projects are when two or more residents and/or SMEs get together to combine their vouchers towards the shared cost of installation. Single connections are not eligible for additional funding.
You can check whether you are likely to be eligible for the rural gigabit voucher scheme via the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme site.