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Superfast Broadband

Get free Superfast Broadband connection for your business

Boost your bottom line with a £3,000 grant to get superfast broadband for your business

Businesses who don't have broadband or want faster, more reliable broadband can get a grant of up to £3k to upgrade to a superfast connection. Broadband connection grants pay for the installation costs, you just pay for VAT and the monthly line rental.

About the broadband grant

A Broadband Connection Voucher is a grant of up to £3,000 for small or medium sized businesses to get, or upgrade to, a faster, more reliable internet connection.

The grant pays for the installation costs, that is the capital and equipment costs, of upgrading your broadband connection. You pay any VAT charged and the monthly line rental to your service provider. Over one third of SMEs who have received the connection voucher are paying only £40 pm line rental.

If you aren’t sure what kind of broadband connection you should choose for your upgrade, check the broadband guide on the Connection Vouchers website which explains the options to work out what’s best for your business.

Benefits for you

Faster, better, broadband is essential for businesses wanting to boost their bottom line.

With faster, better broadband, you can:

  • Grow and access new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers 
  • Increase security through fast, secure back-up of data 
  • Increase your productivity, whilst attracting and retaining the best staff
  • Improve customer service by sending or uploading large files quickly and reliably
  • Increase your bottom line by improving your customer satisfaction ratings
  • Futureproof your business to equip you with the digital challenges of tomorrow

Businesses already benefiting

More than ten thousand satisfied businesses are already benefiting from Broadband Connection Vouchers.

Pozzini, an architectural firm in Manchester achieved an increase in efficiency savings of 25% by sending files faster. Weboo, a digital agency in London, has saved half an hour a day per staff member, meaning a saving of 7% overall. IT manager Kevin Streatfield from DMC Business machines in Croydon says:

Fast internet is a proven productivity booster.

Who can apply?

To apply for a broadband grant you must be a small or medium sized business, or a registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader located in one of the eligible cities. Preston and South Ribble are amongst the cities where the scheme is being run during 2015/16. For more information see the eligibility checker on the Connection Voucher website.

How to apply

Applying is simple, just follow the steps below:

Visit www.connectionvouchers.co.uk and use the eligibility checker to make sure you can apply. Then you can then go for either:

Option 1 - off the shelf deal

Choose an off the shelf deal from the list of suppliers online. No forms. No fuss.

Option 2 - bespoke quote

Get a bespoke quote from a broadband supplier in your area and complete a bespoke application.

If you want to submit a joint application you will need to complete a joint application alongside your individual applications. Please contact us using the details below for more information.  

Apply today for your grant of up £3K. This offer expires in March 2016 (subject to availability).