New scheme launched by the UK Government
The UK Government has just launched the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme which offers financial support towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project.
Rural premises, experiencing speeds below 30 Megabit per second (Mbps), will now be eligible for up to £3,500 per small and medium-sized business (SME) and up to £1,500 per resident to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.
For premises outside the defined most rural areas, the current Gigabit Voucher Scheme remains in place with subsidies of £2,500 for business and £500 for residential premises.
Any postcode that is rural and is eligible can apply for a Rural Gigabit Voucher. You can check your postcode using the postcode checker.
Advice on setting up a community scheme is also available from DCMS.