A scheme designed to help those people struggling with the slowest broadband speeds in the UK has been extended for another year.
More than 10,000 people have taken advantage of the scheme already, including in Cumbria, where you can get up to £400 towards improving your connection.
The Better Broadband Scheme was originally due to conclude at the end of 2017, but it was extended until the end of 2018 after it grew in popularity.
Households and businesses with speeds of under 2mb/s provided with a unique code by the Government that they can use to obtain an affordable basic broadband connection.
The code does not have a specific fixed value but the subsidy contributes towards the installation and hardware costs to ensure that the customer’s first year costs are no more than £400.
The scheme could be utilised to bring down the costs of a Solway Comms connection for your business or home.
Many people in Cumbria aren’t part of the Government’s superfast broadband rollout, and the grant and a Solway Comms connection would multiple their slow internet speed exponentially, at a discount rate.
Taking out a broadband service under this Scheme will not prevent your premises from being considered for superfast broadband in the future.
Applying is really easy…
If your household or business is eligible under the Scheme and you have decided you would like to take advantage of a basic broadband installation subsidy enter your post code and complete the simple online application form at: http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk/
You’ll need the following information on the application form:
- Your postal address, including your post code
- The main telephone number at your address, if there is one available.
- Your name and contact details including mobile phone number and email address.
If your application is successful you be will emailed a unique eligibility code.
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