Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. In March 2018, as part of this commitment, the government announced a £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.
One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future.
How do you apply?
The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers, so if you are interested in receiving a voucher:
1. Check whether there are suppliers in your area in the postcode search on the website.
2. Check whether you are eligible for a voucher by reading the website.
Vouchers are issued to the supplier only to offset the cost of installation to your premises.
For full details about whether you are eligible for a voucher and to connect you to a full fibre broadband supplier, go to: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk