Broadband Connection Vouchers Scheme

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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The Broadband Connection Vouchers Scheme will allow Local Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises (with less than 249 employees) to claim grants of up to £3,000 to cover installation of a super-fast broadband service to improve and enhance the way they do business. Broadband voucher advertWhat are the benefits? • A more reliable service • Business growth through increased competitiveness in local and international markets • Better communication with partners, suppliers, customers and staff • Reduced costs through more efficient working • Improved data storage and accessibility • Faster upload and download for large files. Eligibility – 4 key rules: • Valid SME in the postcode area • New connection must introduce a step change in performance – i.e standard broadband to Fibre or better • Voucher must fund eligible costs only • New connection must be from a registered supplier About the grant: • Covers many types of connection • Can only cover connection cost (excl VAT) • No funding for recurring charges or subscriptions How to apply: • Check your eligibility • Get a quote from a registered supplier • Complete the application and submit along with a quote • Apply online via: For more information, please contact Michael Forster (Downpatrick) or Martin Patterson (Newry) in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council on Tel: 028 4461 0856 or email: Alternatively you can contact the Connection Voucher Team in Belfast City Council on Tel: 0800 587 4695, web: or e-mail:
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