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Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme

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.