The UK now has 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of at least 24 Mbps. However; most of these connections still rely on copper telephone wires, which significantly limit top speeds. To become ‘Gigabit ready’ and start accessing more efficient and faster internet, a full fibre internet connection is required.
Full fibre broadband connections provide businesses with the fastest and most reliable internet speeds available, and the government is committed to creating a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment, in 2018 the Department for Digital, Culture & Media announced the £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Eligible companies are able to claim a voucher to cover the cost of making their internet connection ‘Gigabit ready’ – with speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps. Now that’s fast.
Infinitel is a trusted business internet provider, and as proud suppliers of the Gigabit Voucher Scheme, we can provide you with high quality, superfast and gigabit capable connectivity solutions.
If you’re interested in Infinitel supplying the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme for your business, the next question is: are you eligible?
The scheme is designed to cover the costs of having fibre ethernet broadband installed for your business. If you’re a small or medium sized business in the UK suffering from poor internet, then there’s a very good chance that you’re eligible to take part in the scheme. Let’s take a look at some of the requirements:
The scheme is available for small to medium-sized (SME) businesses across the UK. Businesses from anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for a gigabit voucher.
An SME business as defined by the European commission is a business with less than 250 employees and has either a turnover not exceeding €50 million. Or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million
If your business struggles with internet speeds between 2 and 30 Mbps, then you’re eligible for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Speeds like this indicate that you’re still using broadband reliant on traditional copper telephone wires, meaning your top speeds are limited. If your current bandwidth exceeds 30 Mbps but isn’t Gigabit capable, you’re also eligible for the gigabit voucher scheme.
If you’re eligible, get in touch with Infinitel today.
Through the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, you can have the DCMS provide vouchers of between £500 and £2500 in value to help cover the cost of Gigabit capable broadband installation.
Infinitel will supply you with Gigabit-ready broadband capable of speeds fast enough to take your business to the next level. You’re guaranteed speeds at a minimum of 100 Mbps, all the way up to 1000 Mbps/1 Gbps.
If you’re eligible for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, then you can apply for a voucher by contacting a registered supplier. As a registered supplier for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, Infinitel’s team of experts are ready to help you to find the ideal connectivity solution for your business. Any businesses eligible for the scheme can get in touch with us today to begin their journey towards high quality, superfast and gigabit capable internet connectivity.
So you’re eligible for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and you want to get involved. How does it work and what do you need to do? Here are the steps taken when you apply for gigabit-capable internet:
To begin the scheme, you need to find a registered supplier and sign up for a gigabit capable leased line internet connection. This part is easy, because you’re already here: Infinitel is a registered supplier. Contact us to sign up for a gigabit capable connection and find out more about what we can do for you.
Once you have signed up for a gigabit capable connection with Infinitel, we’ll then request a gigabit voucher on your behalf. DCMS will then contact you by email to confirm that you requested the voucher and would like to go ahead.
Once everything has been confirmed, we’re ready to go! We’ll get to work and install your new superfast, gigabit capable leased line connection. A full fibre ethernet connection is needed to make you and your business ‘Gigabit ready’. The time this process takes is dependent on several factors, but we should have your new connection installed within 90 working days.
All done! Your connection is now installed and ready. You’re good to go, now we just need to contact the DCMS again to let them know the work is done. Your business can now begin to enjoy the benefits of a superfast, gigabit capable internet connection!
The DCMS are going to be in touch with you again, just to check that everything’s working as intended. Hopefully there are no problems, and by this point you and your business are in full swing, making the most of your superfast, gigabit capable connection. By this point, you’ll already be experiencing all the benefits of a superfast gigabit capable connection!
At this point, you’re all set! The only remaining thing that might need to be taken care of are potentially some further checks. The DCMS likes to make sure that everything is secure, live and fully functioning. There’s a chance that they’ll conduct some further checks before paying the voucher.
All finished. Now that your superfast, gigabit capable leased line has been installed by Infinitel, you’ll have a minimum 100 Mbps, ‘Gigabit ready’ internet connection. With £2500 off the cost of your business leased line.
Infinitel’s team of experts are ready to help small and medium businesses to find the ideal connectivity solution. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us today to find out more.