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The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Launched

Friday 30th March, 2018

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Launched

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. As part of this commitment in March 2018 DCMS announced £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 £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project which also includes businesses, and can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £500. 

How to get involved in the scheme

If there are businesses and other residents in your area who want to install a gigabit capable connection you may be able to benefit from a voucher worth up to £3000 as part of a group project led by a supplier.

You can approach a supplier in your area to see if there are any group projects you may be able to join. If there are no projects in your area, you may be able to join up with other residents and local businesses and approach a supplier directly.

As the scheme grows we will share more information about developing group projects on this page. Visit https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/ for more information.