National Gigabit Voucher Scheme
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is
a £67 million scheme. Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the
local communities surrounding them to contribute towards the installation cost
of a gigabit-capable connection.
Businesses can claim up to £2,500
against the cost of a connection either individually or as part of a group
project. Residents can also benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500
as part of a group project.
National Better Broadband Scheme
Broadband Scheme seeks to assist those homes that experience broadband speeds
of less than 2 Mbps. The scheme may facilitate access to a basic service
offering down load speeds of 10 Mbps.
A subsidy of
up to £350 is available towards a basic broadband installation to both homes
and businesses that will not benefit from superfast broadband within the next
twelve months. The Better Broadband Scheme will run to 31 December
Community Fibre Partnerships (CFP)
An Openreach initiative whereby
remaining communities, businesses or households, not included in fibre roll-out
plans can co-fund an infrastructure upgrade. Essentially, Openreach invest to a
level that is commercially viable to them and then the community funds the remaining
Marches Viable Clusters Broadband
Project (European Structural Investment Funds)
£215,000 fully funded grant for Telford and Wrekin has been secured to cover eligible community clusters. Following
the Open Market Review, where service provision was mapped, suitable clusters
are currently in the process of being identified. Once a suitable cluster(s)
have been identified, it is expected new infrastructure will be delivered by
More information will follow in the near future.