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Better Broadband Connections in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Posted on 7th July 2015

Since 1st April 2015 businesses in Nottingham, Derbyshire and the East Midlands are eligible for the Government's connection vouchers to obtain superfast broadband speeds.

Better, faster broadband

Your business could get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade to faster, better broadband through the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme. The scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 to cover the capital and equipment costs of upgrading your broadband connection.

Faster broadband enables businesses to take advantage of new technology which in turn allows you to grow and develop your business in the areas such as, cloud computing, offsite backup and remote working. All of which can enhance your work / life balance and speed up productivity.

Benefits of Faster Broadband

Benefits to your business as a result of faster, better broadband include:

  • Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
  • Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
  • Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds
  • Upgrading your broadband will also help to future-proof your business for the digital challenges of tomorrow

Who’s Eligible

Broadband Connection Vouchers are available to Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) if:

  • Your business is within an eligible area one of the 50 cities taking part in the scheme. Check your postcode to find out if you’re eligible
  • You are a SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader
  • Installation of your new broadband connection will cost over £100
  • The connection is for your business premises. You can apply for a connection at home if this is your main work base, but this does not apply if you work from home occasionally
  • You are willing to sign up to a minimum 6 month contract with your broadband supplier

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