Higher value vouchers now available:
There is a new, higher value full fibre broadband voucher scheme available to residents and business in rural areas. This is known as the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme and offers voucher values of £3,500 for SME’s and £1,500 for residential premises. Please see the link below to access the full details and conditions.
In summary, these vouchers can be used when the location is rural and the existing available speed is below 30Mb/s. The online tool automatically determines if the postcode entered qualifies for the rural voucher scheme. An application may only be made when there is more than one premise listed in the application. If the online tool evaluates that the rural voucher is not applicable, then the standard Gigabit Voucher Scheme will currently remain in place and the website will direct you to the details of that scheme.
Both of these options are funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and will operate until funds are exhausted.
Find out if you are eligible by using the postcode search, which will also list suppliers that are active in your area and be able to advise of your eligibility and guide you through the process. Full fibre broadband is a fibre-optic cable directly to your premise from the telephone exchange that is future proof and will offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available of 1 gigabit, which is the same as 1,000 megabits.
For further information regarding the Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme, please visit: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural