Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
About the scheme
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme is a national scheme to provide future-proof full fibre connections for homes and businesses.
Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of gigabit-capable (1,000 megabit) internet connections, either individually or as part of a group.
Residents can benefit from the scheme too if they are part of a group project which also includes businesses, and can claim a voucher with a value of up to £500. Premises in the harder-to-reach places in the county may be eligible for additional funding - to find out more please go to the second section on this page (Broadband for Rural Communities).
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers. For more information about the scheme, including details of how to apply, please visit the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Gigabit Broadband Voucher website or watch the short video:
Broadband for Rural Communities
From May 2019, premises in the harder-to-reach places may be eligible for additional funding. Subject to eligibility, rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.
This scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers. For more information about the scheme, including details of how to apply, please visit the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Broadband for Rural Communities web page.