National Schemes

Subsidised broadband access in East Sussex

National Schemes

Better Broadband Voucher Scheme 

The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is now available for Supplier Registration.  To register as a supplier on the Scheme, please visit https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/for-suppliers.

Subsidised support for basic broadband

The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mbps – and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.

Since its launch in December 2015, the scheme has boosted the broadband speeds of more than 20,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas of the UK.

Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the scheme have the installation and hardware costs of their connection subsidised to ensure their first year costs are no more than £400.

To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

About the scheme

This is a national scheme to provide future-proof full fibre connections for homes and businesses.

Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of gigabit-capable (1,000 megabit) internet connections, either individually or as part of a group.  Residents can benefit from the scheme too if they are part of a group project which also includes businesses, and can claim a voucher with a value of up to £500.

Apply for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme

The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers. For more information about the scheme, including details of how to apply, please visit the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Gigabit Broadband Voucher website:

https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk

Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme

As part of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project.

Rural premises, experiencing speeds below 30 Megabits per second (Mbps), will be eligible for between £500 and £3,500 per small and medium-sized businesses (SME) and between £500 and £1,500 per resident to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.

Apply for the Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

For more information about the scheme, including details of how to apply, please visit the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Gigabit Broadband Voucher website:

https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk