The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is being relaunched with up to £210 million to give people in eligible rural areas immediate financial help to get gigabit speeds.
The initial scheme finishes on March 31st 2021, but will be relaunched on April 8th 2021, in order to help more people in rural areas connect to some of the fastest broadband schemes in the country.
The new vouchers worth up to £1,500 for residents and up to £3,500 for businesses.
This is supplier-led, meaning if you would like to take advantage, and live in a rural area, you should get in touch with Solway Comms (a registered supplier) to find out more.
This is now part of a wider campaign called ‘Project Gigabit’, which you may have heard mentioned in the media.
More than one million hard to reach homes and businesses will have next generation gigabit broadband built to them in the first phase of this £5 billion government infrastructure project.
This project aims to connect:
- 60,000 to 80,000 premises in West Cumbria including in the Lake District National Park
- 30,000 to 50,000 premises in North and West Northumberland and East Cumbria – including Brampton and Rothbury
Local and national broadband providers are able to bid for the contracts to deliver these connections, including Solway Comms.
We specialise in delivering broadband in hard to reach areas, and look forward to doing so in the future.
We will keep you updated on these developments in future.