Are you boosting your business with superfast broadband?
What is the scheme about?
Shortly before December 2015, the UK Government announced that the Connection Vouchers Scheme, which is part of the Super Connected Cities programme, had been extended by a further year. The scheme allows businesses across the UK to apply for funding to upgrade their internet connections to superior, “superfast” broadband. As a result of the announcement, this means that the scheme is due to come to an end in early 2016, or when the funds run out.
The Connection Vouchers (CV) scheme is an initiative that signals the UK Government’s commitment to rolling out superfast broadband across the UK. The benefits are significant, enabling businesses to take advantage of a superfast connection to help productivity levels, communication, collaboration and customer service offerings. Superfast fibre connections offer download speeds of over 30Mbs.
Extending the scheme by a further twelve months will enable businesses who have not yet learned of the scheme to now apply and take advantage of up to £3,000 in funding to upgrade their business internet connection. Originally available in 22 cities, the scheme has also been extended to cover a massive 55 cities across the UK. £150 million has been committed to the Super Connected Cities programme, and now that the scheme is being extended it is receiving a further cash boost of £40 million.
Who is the scheme aimed at?
This scheme is particularly aimed at SMEs, as premium broadband services can be expensive and not a viable prospect for young companies with tight budgets to stick to. Those businesses who are experiencing or anticipating growth can also benefit, as a fast broadband connection can enable them to put in place a robust communications infrastructure and capitalise on any growth. Superfast broadband can also help businesses to migrate to cost effective VoIP services, in which voice calls and data are delivered via the internet.
The ultimate goal is to get Superfast broadband rolled out to 95% of the UK by 2017, making this one of the fastest rollouts in the world. As an official supplier to the CV scheme, Incom-CNS can help you take advantage of the grant and take your business communications to the next level with a newly-installed superfast broadband connection.
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