Last updated 16 May 2018
Claim your gigabit broadband voucher before it's too late
We're encouraging local businesses and residents to learn more about the opportunities that gigabit broadband may offer and apply for their free voucher before time runs out.
Offering the fastest and most reliable connection speeds, gigabit internet connections are a huge leap forward on which businesses can build a successful future, seizing the opportunities that technological advances can offer them.
The new £67million Government scheme, open to residents and SME businesses, offers vouchers which can be used towards the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. With vouchers of up to £3,000 on offer for businesses and £500 for residents, the funding can be used either individually or as part of a group project.
Managed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Gigabit Voucher Scheme is a great opportunity for Stockport businesses and residents to improve their connectivity. But the pot of funding is limited and is quickly being allocated, so you don’t have much time to make sure you benefit from the scheme. Registering is quick, easy and can be done online via Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website.
Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Stockport Council said: “Having access to fast, reliable broadband connections is a necessity for business growth today. As the demand for greater connectivity increases, gigabit connections can provide the speeds that will be required. I’d encourage local businesses and residents to think about whether they can benefit from the grant that is available and apply for their voucher as soon as possible.
“Stockport already has one of the best digital infrastructure network coverages in the UK and this investment will continue to improve this even further for the future.”
One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits, providing connections that should be capable of delivering up to 125 megabytes per second. Gigabit speeds are delivered directly into premises via a full fibre connection and are currently the fastest and most reliable broadband available in the UK.
To register for the scheme; get full programme information and find out how you or your business can benefit visit the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website.