The Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme offers additional funding to help eligible rural businesses and residents in Cumbria and Northumberland connect to gigabit capable broadband.
Homes and businesses with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers to supportthe cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections when part of a group scheme.
Group projects are when two or more residents and/or SMEs get together to combine their vouchers towards the shared cost of installation.
Funding is time limited and must be committed under the schemes before they close on 31st March 2021.
What are the benefits of a Gigabit broadband connection?
Our lives are more connected every day. At home, more and more gadgets and appliences connect to the internet. A gigabit broadband connection doesn't just make uploading and downloading music, films and photos quicker, it also means that everyone at home can do what they want online at the same time.
Businesses can use gigabit broadband to come up with better solutions for cuatomers while helping their staff work more flexibly and saving money by reducing travel costs.
Whether you use the internet for business or for leisure, gigabit broadband can make your online life easier and more efficient.
- Stream content faster
- Upload and download faster
- Store and access data better
- Say goodbye to buffering
- Save staff time with more efficient working
- Gain a competitive edge over your business rivals
- Create great connections across the globe
- Speed up Wi-Fi connections and improve reliability