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What's the gigabit scheme all about?

What’s the gigabit scheme about?

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!

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The benefits of gigabit connectivity

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...

      

Gigabit from our own network

That’s right. We’re one of a few providers that build for businesses, so you get a gigabit connection made for your business.

      

Ultrafast broadband speeds over 100 Mbit/s

That’s more speed to stream, work in the cloud and drive down storage costs!

      

Unlimited data

Spend more time on making your business rock and less on worrying over pesky data caps...

      

£2,500 off install

That's a healthy saving off full fibre broadband.

Why Glide Business?

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:

  • Broadband from the source – our network connects your from the source
  • ISPA awarding winning business broadband
  • Gigabit specialism – we know the scheme inside out, so you get set up quicker
  • UK based engineers and customer support to guide you throughout your lifetime

Do you qualify for a gigabit voucher?

Before you can claim your voucher, let’s make sure you’re eligible for the gigabit scheme:


SME?

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!


What's your speed?

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.


Already have gigabit?

Sorry, you're unable to claim!

Need more guidance?

For more information and guidance you can call our team on 03455 911 311 or visit gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/terms-conditions


Gigabit in action

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:

Get to know the gigabit scheme

Insights worth reading

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:


Gigabit and our customers

What our customers say

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

Read what else our customers say about the gigabit scheme


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What happens after you claim?

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. 

  • Business vouchers are worth £500-£2,500
  • If your new connection costs less than £500, you can’t claim a voucher
  • If the cost of providing a connection is more than the maximum value you can “top up”
  • The DCMS cannot pay any VAT or monthly charges
  • Glide Business terms and conditions apply - we reserve the right to remove this offer at any time
  • Other conditions apply – see the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website for full details

Claim Your Gigabit 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 gigabit@glidebusiness.co.uk to claim today:


Get in touch

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.

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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.