Our commitment to provide 100% superfast broadband access is delivered through three strands of activity – the R100 contracts, connections delivered by commercial providers, and the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS).
The SBVS ensures that every address in Scotland has the ability to access a superfast broadband connection.
The SBVS is a ‘one-off’ subsidy worth up to £5,000 to help deliver a permanent broadband connection to those properties for which there is no roll-out of superfast broadband planned.
In some cases, rural addresses may be eligible to combine Scottish Government funding of up to £5,000 with funding from the UK Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which provides £1,500 for rural homes and £3,500 for rural businesses. If this is the case, chosen suppliers take this into account automatically and manage this on your behalf.
Types of Technology
There are a number of technology types which a voucher can be used for.
- Full Fibre (Fibre to the Premises [FTTP])
- Fixed Wireless
- Fixed mobile or cellular broadband (e.g. 4G and 5G)
The broadband solution will depend on what is available in your area balanced with a choice of what meets the property requirements. It is important to remember that although you may have a preferred technology type there are no guarantees that it is available in your local area.
How to apply
Find out if you are eligible for a voucher by entering your details into the online address checker. If you are eligible for a voucher, the tables below can be used to help to find registered suppliers in your area. Remember, the tables are an indication of where a supplier has existing commercial coverage - it is not a guarantee that a supplier will be able to serve your address.
Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme Registered Suppliers
The following suppliers have registered for the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme. Contact them directly or click on their logo to find out more information on their website. This list will grow as new suppliers register to take part in the scheme. Each supplier is active in various areas throughout Scotland and you can view them by Local Authority.