As businesses increasingly adopt cloud-based solutions and web based applications, the pressure on poor internet connectivity is mounting. The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme helps businesses like yours to upgrade from your current broadband connection to an ultrafast and ultra-reliable full fibre service. The Government scheme, part of the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme, (LFFN) allows eligible businesses to claim up to £2,500 towards the installation cost of their upgraded service.
Gigaclear is delighted to be an approved supplier for the new scheme, and be able to support your rural business with the speeds you need to increase efficiency, productivity and competitiveness.
A full fibre broadband connection offers speeds up to a whopping 1000Mbps using end-to-end fibre optic cable, right into your building. This next generation broadband will change the way you do business, it allows enough bandwidth to support data, voice and video traffic for your entire office. Full fibre broadband is a future-proof connection, providing everything a business needs to meet the challenges and demands of the always-on business.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available for small and medium size businesses across the UK.
In summary an SME is defined as a small to medium sized enterprise is defined as one that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million.
You must not have received more than the permitted amount of de minimis aid in the last 3 years. There’s more guidance on this on the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website. Your new connection must have a minimum speed of 100 Mbps and represent at least a doubling of speed compared to the service you currently have.
The vouchers are available to businesses individually and can be aggregated with other businesses and residents to really boost the value.
It's time to demand more from your broadband! An Ultrafast, full fibre connection will transform your business and your competitiveness:
Find out more about our business broadband packages here - www.gigaclear.com/business
Contact us today and one of our business broadband advisors will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and go through the application process with you.
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