Gigabit Broadband Vouchers available for Worcestershire Businesses

As part of the Superfast Worcestershire scheme, businesses and residents in Worcestershire are being made aware of a Government-funded broadband voucher scheme.

The rollout of fibre broadband across Worcestershire is continuing apace through the work of Superfast Worcestershire which is transforming the way people use broadband to live, work and play. To date, over 95% of the county’s premises have access to superfast broadband, an equivalent of just under 70,000 homes & businesses.

In March 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced the Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme, a national £67m funded programme. The aim of the scheme is to provide the fastest and most reliable full fibre broadband connections available, and the government is committed to this vision of a ‘full fibre Britain’. The Gigabit vouchers can be used by eligible businesses to claim up to £3000 towards the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection which is around 1000mbps.

This can be used individually or as a group project – and it is worth noting each eligible business can get up to £3000 and residents can claim £500 each as part of a group project.

To find out the latest update for where you live or work, use the brand new Superfast Worcestershire checker here.

For more information, and for eligibility criteria, visit the Gigabit Voucher website page here.

For more information regarding the scheme or deployment plans, email the Superfast team at superfast@worcestershire.gov.uk