Better Basic Broadband Scheme

 

If your property is not included in the current superfast broadband programme and you can only access a speed of 2Mbps or less, there is a government scheme in place to help you access better broadband.
This is called the Better Basic Broadband Subsidy, but is also known as the national Universal Service Commitment.

To obtain this subsidy, you have to apply for a voucher code, which can then be used in part-payment for the installation of a broadband solution.

This is the guidance DCMS has provided us with:


Subsidised support for basic broadband


The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mbps – and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.


Since its launch in December 2015, the scheme has boosted the broadband speeds of more than 20,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas of the UK.


Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the scheme have the installation and hardware costs of their connection subsidised to ensure their first year costs are no more than £400.


To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/


If you have any queries about the relaunch of the Scheme, please email us at: better.broadband@culture.gov.uk

 
 

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