Despite this current political uncertainty of 2017, politicians MUST ensure that the current broadband funding subsidy remains in place until the end of the year.
The subsidy basically entitles most people with slow broadband connections access to funding to support installing a faster service.
This scheme, overseen by Connecting Cumbria, in conjunction with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), is called the Basic Broadband Subsidy.
Research shows that broadband speeds strongly influenced how one in five Brits voted in this month’s election – showing how important good quality broadband speeds are.
Although different parties made different pledges on broadband, they must ALL make sure that the vital Basic Broadband Subsidy is in place until the end of the year.
Want to know what your party is pledging for broadband and technology? Here’s a handy guide… http://www.wired.co.uk/article/dup-democratic-unionist-party-manifesto-round-up
We are experts in helping people make the most of it – give us a call on 01228 217171 or email [email protected] if you need any assistance.
Basic Broadband Subsidy
- The Basic Broadband with Solway Comms offers you 10Mb/s download speeds, and 2.5Mb/s upload with NO data cap. This service is ideally suited to homes using multiple streams of Amazon, Netflix, BBC iPlayer etc.
- This service is available with free installation only in places where Connecting Cumbria determines will not get more than 2Mb/s download on the Openreach Network.
- The scheme provides support towards the cost of the installation of a broadband connection so that a basic broadband service can be purchased for a first year cost of no more than £400.
Remember, we are always here to help guide you through getting the best broadband for you, regardless whether we provide it or not.
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