New Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme Launched Today

New government funding has been made available to help business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in Hampshire with the cost of installing gigabit capable broadband. The full fibre connection provides a speed of one gigabit or 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps) direct to individual premises.

To be eligible, people have to be part of a group project – which means two or more residents and/or small and medium-sized business (SME) would have to apply together. The vouchers are aimed specifically at rural premises with broadband speeds below 30 Mbps.

Successful applicants can claim up to £3,500 per (SME) and up to £1,500 per resident to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.

This scheme is running in conjunction with the Gigabit Voucher Scheme which is only open to residents if they apply with a business, and is available in rural and non-rural areas. See:

For more information on the new Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme including a postcode checker to establish eligibility, see:


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