A superfast internet connection with download speeds of between 23 and 80 megabits per second (mbps) makes your business more efficient, cheaper to run and easier to develop. Other benefits of a faster internet connection include:
- Increased productivity and improved customer service through faster upload and download speeds
- Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
- Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
- Future-proofing your business
Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
What can you get on the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?
Businesses can claim a voucher of up to £3,000 against the cost of a full fibre internet connection either individually or as part of a group project.
Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project, which also includes businesses, who can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £500.
How can you claim a Gigabit voucher?
Find out about getting involved in the Gigabit scheme - information about how to claim a voucher, who's eligible to apply and who the suppliers in your area are.
What's the aim of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?
The UK now has 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 mbps or higher but most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires which are limited in the speeds they can provide. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering speeds of over one gigabit (one gigabit = 1,000 megabits), a full fibre connection is required.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme which aims to increase full fibre internet coverage across the UK.
More information about the Local Full Fibre Networks programme
Digital technology advice
Digital Growth Team at Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub can provide professional advice and support if you're interested in making better use of your broadband. They can advise on the potential for digital technology to lead to business efficiencies and improved growth.