Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme
“Do you qualify for £3000 towards Superfast connectivity?”
Millgate Connect are offering clients the opportunity to reap the benefits of BDUK’s Connection Voucher Scheme; super-fast broadband at a discounted price. You could benefit from 30Mb + speeds and up to £3000 off the cost of installation when utilising the voucher with Millgate.
The government urges SMEs to claim their £3,000 broadband grants before £40m budget runs out. More than 40,000 businesses have signed up to a UK government scheme, launched earlier in the year to boost the performance of their broadband services.
The SMEs that have joined the initiative have claimed around £26.8m, leaving about £15m still in the kitty to be spent on superfast broadband. London is leading the UK with 11,664 businesses jumping on board, according to a government update on the scheme, which also stated that 1,000 new applications are coming in from around the UK each week. Manchester has the second-highest number of successful applicants at 4,163, followed by Leeds and Bradford with 4,016 SMEs.
The government said having an improved broadband connection has seen those who took advantage of the scheme grow into and access new markets through better communication with customers. Others have upped security with faster and more secure data backup, and faster upload and download speed has seen an increase in productivity and quality of customer service.
"Businesses need to act now to ensure they don’t miss out on this fantastic offer and I am urging all eligible businesses to apply now before it’s too late."
If it’s a new connection or renewal and you are located within the Local Authority Area of one of the following connected Cities, then you could be eligible to benefit from the voucher.
Connection Vouchers will be made available on a first come, first served basis until 31 March 2016.
Southend on Sea
Derby and Derbyshire
Stoke on Trent
Liverpool City Region
Middlesbrough and Tees Valley
Preston and South Ribble
York, Harrogate and Selby
Bournemouth City Region
Greater Brighton City Region
Southend on Sea
Derry City & Strabane District
Dundee City and Angus
Edinburgh & South East Scotland
Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Perth City Region
Cardiff Capital Region
Swansea Bay City Region
Your connection is worth between £250 and £3,000
You are a SME (Small or Medium Enterprise), Charity or Social Enterprise
The connection is for your business premises
The contract must be in place for a minimum of 6 months
You have not received more than €200,000 (approx. £120k) in grants in the last 3 years
The broadband service you select delivers a speed or performance improvement on your current connection