Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
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And don't forget, your business is only a click away from a voucher worth £2,500!
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As part of the UK Government’s pledge to deliver greater broadband connectivity, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched its Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme nationwide in March 2018, backed by a £67 million funding pot.
Originally announced to support businesses claim up to £3,000 off the install of gigabit capable broadband, in November 2018 the DCMS announced the now have a maximum value of £2,500.
To date, Glide Business have secured a gigabit connection through the scheme for 600 businesses, but the change to a £2,500 voucher signals time is truly drawing to an end to claim a gigabit voucher.
The initiative is designed to enable your business to receive ‘gigabit-capable’ connectivity. It’s all about faster, more reliable connections to help SMEs do more.
But remember, the scheme was set to be open until March 2021, and within 7 months that changed to a provisional window of 2019/2020!
Gigabit isn't just about a voucher up to £2,500 off full fibre broadband.
It brings with it a host of business benefits, all centred on helping your business do more without the worry of poor broadband bringing everything to a halt.
Here are four reasons to claim a gigabit voucher before time runs out on the scheme...
That’s right. We’re one of a few providers that build for businesses, so you get a gigabit connection made for your business.
That’s more speed to stream, work in the cloud and drive down storage costs!
Spend more time on making your business rock and less on worrying over pesky data caps...
That's a healthy saving off full fibre broadband.
During the gigabit voucher scheme’s pilot launch in November 2017, businesses from a small number of regions had the chance to apply for gigabit connectivity.
We were one of a few providers to take part in the trial, and delivered 67% of vouchers in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
We recognise the scheme as a solution to helping UK businesses receive the ultrafast broadband connectivity vital to competing in the global economy.
So, when it comes to choosing who to future-proof your business with, just remember Glide Business offers:
Before you can claim your voucher, let’s make sure you’re eligible for the gigabit scheme:
That's right, your business has to be an SME. Not sure if that's yours?
That means you have have up to 249 employees, a balance sheet below €43 million or a turnover of less than €50 million, and haven’t received more than the permitted amount of de minimis aid in the last 3 years.
UK based? Great, that's a must!
You need at least 100 Mbit/s from your connection. Or, the new gigabit connection must be at least double the speed of what you’re currently getting.
Sorry, you're unable to claim!
For more information and guidance you can call our team on 03455 911 311 or visit gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/terms-conditions
The gigabit scheme is a solid step towards erasing poor, laggy broadband. We’ve all been there, but why was it really needed, what is the future of business broadband, and what’s on the other side after you apply? We’re confident these gigabit insights answer that:
So much is going on with the scheme that it’s hard to keep up with what accessing gigabit-capable speeds means for your business. Take a read of these insight blogs, chock-full of gigabit information:
Nuco International now enjoys ultrafast download speeds of 250 Mbit/s and upload speeds of 50 Mbit/s, thanks to the gigabit scheme.
“It’s allowed us to think about what else we can put in the cloud. The next thing we’re looking at is transferring our hosting servers. It’s great to have the option.”
Nuco International’s IT & Project Manager, Mark Langan
This is where our gigabit experts come in. You’ll get a friendly call from your gigabit specialist, who will talk through your gigabit package, the finer details specific to your business, and set you on the road to getting your voucher.
As an experienced, registered gigabit scheme supplier, Glide Business are delighted to join your business on its journey towards the gold standard of connectivity.
Just drop your details in the form below, call a gigabit specialist on 03455 911 311, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to claim today:
Our core office hours are Monday – Friday 08:30 – 18:00 for standard queries.
Whether you need help finding the right connectivity solutions for your business, are looking for troubleshooting help or want to speak to a technical expert, get in touch with our team today.
Glide Business is proud to be part of the Glide family. With our enterprise-grade products and the group’s expanding national fibre network, we’re connecting more customers in hard-to-reach areas, guaranteeing speeds no one else can, and enabling businesses everywhere to do more than they thought possible with exceptional connectivity solutions.