Subsidised support for basic broadband

The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mbps - and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.

Since its launch in December 2015, the scheme has boosted the broadband speeds of more than 20,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas of the UK.

Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the scheme have the installation and hardware costs of their connection subsidised to ensure their first year costs are no more than £400.

To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/

Who can apply?

You can apply for Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme vouchers if:

  • Your home or business can’t currently access a broadband download speed of at least 2Mbps
  • There are no affordable alternatives that provide at least 2Mbps download speeds
  • There are no plans to bring Superfast Broadband to your location within 6 to 12 months of your application.

You must be the owner or occupier of the address you give on the application form.

Even if your household or business appears to be eligible for Better Broadband vouchers, we still recommend researching alternatives. There may be satellite or 4G providers, or other broadband services that aren’t registered with the Scheme, who can offer a better deal.

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