BROADBAND VOUCHER SCHEME
The Superfast Britain voucher scheme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) connect to Superfast broadband, now includes parts of Suffolk: Ipswich, Babergh, Suffolk Coastal and Mid Suffolk.
To help more SMEs benefit from superfast broadband, the Government is offering vouchers, worth up to £3000 per business, towards the connection charges for Superfast broadband.
If the cost to connect your business to Superfast broadband is more than £100, you can apply for a voucher which can be redeemed against those installation costs.
Who is eligible?
The scheme is open to SMEs, sole traders, registered charities and social enterprises who have fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than €50m. Your business must not have received more than €200,000 in public grants in the last three years.
How fast is superfast?
The Government wants business users to take a ‘step change’ in their broadband speed. That means a broadband service of at least 30Mbps (megabits per second). To be eligible for a voucher, the new service must be at least twice as fast as what you have now.
What costs are covered?
Connection costs are covered, with a limit of £3,000. You will need to pay the fees for the broadband service and the VAT element of the connection charges. You need to sign up to a broadband contract for a minimum of six months.
How do I apply?
If the installation costs are going to be more than £100, it’s likely you’ll need a bespoke package. First you need a quote from a registered supplier – that’s where we come in. Then you fill in an online application form with a few details about your business, your old and new broadband service - we’ll be happy to help.
Give us a call on 01502 478000 to find out more about the Connection Voucher scheme.