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08 Nov 2019

Black Country businesses can benefit from Gigabit scheme

Time is running out for Black Country businesses to benefit from the national Gigabit Voucher scheme, enabling them to connect to faster and more reliable Gigabit broadband.

Due to high demand on the current scheme, Black Country businesses are reminded to take advantage of the national Gigabit Voucher scheme before it’s too late.

Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.

Demand for greater digital connectivity is set to accelerate in future years and full fibre connections will be able to support that demand: online business applications and internet-connected devices; cloud data storage, cyber security systems and back-ups; streamed services such as video and music; voice and video conferencing; as well as flexible working for employees with access to company systems.

Small or medium sized businesses can get a voucher worth up to £2,500 to upgrade business broadband to a fast and reliable connection over a gigabit capable infrastructure. A business can boost their voucher value by joining together with other businesses or up to ten residential customers per business, where the value of the resident’s voucher is £500.

Vouchers are issued to the supplier to offset the cost of installation to business premises. Businesses can find out more information and identify a registered supplier on https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/

The Black Country Growth Hub and Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to supporting the rollout of future-proofed digital infrastructure including full fibre and 5G.

Contact the Black Country Growth Hub for more Info: 0300 770 2245 or enquiries@bcgrowthhub.com

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