Gigabit Rural Broadband Voucher Scheme

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is offering vouchers to those in rural communities who are disadvantaged by poor broadband

Gigabit-capable broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the Government is committed to a vision of a digitally connected Britain.

Homes and businesses in rural areas of the UK may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group scheme.

Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers worth £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME) to support the cost of installing new fast and reliable connections.

You can find out more about eligibility and how the scheme works at this link:

The Rural Services Network has long campaigned for greater connectivity and broadband in rural areas so that rural communities are not left behind those in urban areas.  This is even more important at the moment as so many services and education are being delivered online.


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