Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018, a £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was announced.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme, which has the strategic objective of increasing full fibre coverage across the UK. If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be able to get a gigabit voucher worth up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over gigabit capable infrastructure.
How do the vouchers work?
Businesses that are eligible for gigabit vouchers can access the scheme through a supplier.
The chart below shows the step-by-step process that each voucher recipient will go through to activate their voucher:
One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business in the future.
What is the process?
- Check the eligibility of your business (Terms and Conditions)
- Complete the form
- Receive an application form from a Cavendish Account Manager
- Fill out the application form and send it back to your Account Manager
* A small to medium sized business is defined as one that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million. This includes sole traders.