GIGABIT VOUCHER SCHEME
Is slow internet connectivity holding your business back?
Are seemingly high costs preventing your business from upgrading to faster internet speeds?
The UK Government have announced a new Gigabit business connectivity voucher scheme offering eligible SMEs vouchers of a value between £500 and £3,000 towards upgrading their broadband, which they can receive via registered suppliers including Diva Telecom.
The pilot of Gigabit Voucher Scheme with a £2 million fund is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Programme and delivered by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), who are part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in conjunction with local bodies across the UK. The aim of the pilots is to encourage the market to extend full fibre infrastructure in the UK by increasing demand and reducing the cost to customers.
WHY CHOOSE DIVA?
As one of the first companies to receive the fully registered supplier status, Diva Telecom can offer the Digital Vouchers to eligible SMEs towards connecting to the ultrafast Gigabit City network at reduced monthly costs. Included are Gigabit City Aberdeen, Gigabit City Bradford, Gigabit City Bristol, Gigabit City Coventry, Gigabit City Huddersfield and Gigabit City Leeds.
Since becoming CityFibre’s chosen launch partner in Leeds, Diva Telecom received national recognition via the “Connected Britain Award” at NextGen Digital Challenge 2017 for our work in transforming businesses in Leeds.
Business benefits of full fibre connections include the up and download of even the largest files in seconds, boosted productivity, maximising cloud, video conferencing, reliability and much more which can be found here.
Take a look at what our Gigabit City customers Infinity Works, Pen-Life and businesses at Eltofts have to say about working with Diva Telecom in our case studies or watch quick video endorsement from Parallax here.
In order to be eligible for the Gigabit Voucher Scheme your business must meet a number of criteria including:
- Trading address needs to be within the participating Local Body Administrative areas:
- Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire; Bristol, Bath and North Somerset; Coventry and Warwickshire; West Yorkshire Combined Authority including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York as well as West Sussex.
- Fall within the EC’s definition of SME:
- Up to 249 employees
- Turnover no greater than €50m per annum
- Balance sheet of no more than €43m.
- Upgrade to a broadband service, that is gigabit capable without the need for future hardware upgrades or modification.
The Gigabit Vouchers are on a first come first serve basis and are valid for 12 months from contract. Demand will be high and with the pilot scheme being limited to a pot of £2 million, we recommend SMEs don’t delay. Get in touch with us now to find out more.