The Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps (megabits per second) download speed (a basic broadband service) to every premises in the UK. As part of this commitment Connecting South Gloucestershire in conjunction with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), is making available the option of a subsidised broadband installation for eligible premises.
The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme (BBSS) provides support for those who are not able to access broadband speeds above 2 Mbps where state-aid funded solutions are not planned in the next 12 months. This comes in the form of vouchers against the cost of the installation of a broadband connection so that a basic broadband service can be purchased for a first year cost of £400. The scheme can also be used to access more expensive packages with higher speeds and/or greater monthly data allowances.
You will only be eligible if your premises has access to download speeds of less than 2Mbps (megabits per second).
The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended until 31 December 2019, ensuring that a subsidised basic broadband installation remains available to eligible applicants.
In support of this extension, BDUK is taking the opportunity to improve the scheme’s processes and functionality in order to deliver a more efficient and effective service.
The existing application process closed at midday on 31 December 2018 and, following a brief pause to implement the necessary changes, BDUK aim to re-launch the Better Broadband Voucher Scheme shortly. In advance of the relaunch of the scheme to consumers, prospective suppliers are invited to register to support the scheme via this website
When the scheme relaunches, we will advise you on the process on this page. To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/