Gigabit Voucher Scheme

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  • Residents
  • Business

Full fibre networks are future proof. They can deliver the connection speeds we need – not only today but far into the future.

Demand for greater and greater digital connectivity around the home is set to accelerate: video and music streaming, cloud storage, video calling, online gaming and the sheer number of internet connected devices in the home will require faster and more reliable connectivity.

Good connection speeds also provide people with flexible working opportunities and contribute to an improved work/life balance and can be an important consideration when buying a property.

How to get involved in the scheme

If there are businesses and other residents in your area who want to install a gigabit capable connection you may be able to benefit from a voucher worth £500 towards the install as part of a group project led by bitstreme.

Am I eligible?

In order to benefit from a voucher as a resident, you must be part of a group project. As part of this group, you are able to combine the values of your vouchers. There is no minimum size for a group project, but at least half of the total value of the vouchers in the project must be for businesses.

As an example, a group project could consist of 6 residents each claiming a voucher value of £500, and one business claiming a voucher value of £3,000. You can find the full terms and conditions for eligibility for the scheme here.

Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.

Demand for greater and greater digital connectivity is set to accelerate in future years and full fibre connections will be able to support that demand: Online business applications and internet connected devices; cloud data storage, cyber security systems and back-ups; streamed services such as video and music; voice and video conferencing; and flexible working for employees with access to company systems.

If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £3,000 towards installation to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure.

How to get involved in the scheme

You can boost your voucher value by joining together with other businesses and residential customers. Once you have a group of other users in your area Bitstreme will be able to pool your vouchers together to subsidise the cost of installing the connection.

Am I eligible?

The scheme is available for small to medium sized enterprises.

A small to medium sized enterprise is defined as one that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million. This includes sole traders.

You must not have received more than the permitted amount of de minimis aid in the last 3 years. There’s more guidance on this in the terms and conditions document.

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