Government Subsidy Schemes
Want Better Broadband? And potentially even for free?
The UK government is committed to ensuring that every home and business across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has access to at least a basic broadband service running at a minimum speed of 2 Mbps. So, if you're frustrated by broadband speeds of less than this...
You should qualify for a subsidised 4G internet connection! And if you do, then the total costs of getting you set up and started will be completely covered, saving you well over £350!
Read on or call us NOW on 03333 447700 and find out how we can help!
What are these subsidy schemes for?
Government subsidy schemes have been put in place across the country to provide broadband-starved residents and businesses with help by making a very substantial contribution towards any up-front equipment, installation and account activation costs involved in getting a faster internet connection.
Which scheme applies to me?
There are three subsidy schemes in place covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- The Connecting Devon & Somerset Better Broadband Scheme covers the Devon & Somerset region. Funding will cover all elements of our 4G broadband service set-up costs.
- The Welsh Government's Access Broadband Cymru Scheme covers the whole of Wales. Again, funding will cover all elements of our 4G broadband service set-up costs.
- The BDUK Better Broadband covers everywhere else across the entire UK. Funding will cover all but £50 of our 4G broadband service set-up costs.
To find out more, just click on the link to the right that corresponds to your region!
I'm not sure if I'm eligible - can you help?
Of course! Just call us on 03333 447700 and we'll be happy to talk things through with you, let you know what your options are, find out for you if you're liable to be eligible for a subsidy and how to go about applying for one.
Our Satellite Internet sister division has been involved as a fully approved nationwide supplier from the very start of all Better Broadband government subsidy schemes that are in place, so we already have long experience of exactly how things work. So we'll be able to point you in the right direction - just give us a call!
Government subsidies are available to any home or business across the entire UK that cannot currently access a broadband service above 2 Mbps. You can perform an initial check for yourself as to what broadband speeds are available from traditional suppliers at your location by visiting the UK government's Superfast Broadband Availability Checker here.
I believe I am eligible - where do I apply?
The application process runs through the regional body that's tasked with overseeing broadband connectivity in your area, so there are three different subsidy schemes available which depend on where you live.
The simplest way to apply is via the BDUK Better Broadband Scheme Location Checker. Just enter your postcode there and you'll be given information on which regional body is administering the scheme that covers your specific property and a link to where you can apply.
Is 4G Internet for me?
No matter where your property is, if you can't currently get a broadband service running at a minimum speed of 2 Mbps, then a 4G connection may be a great solution for you. Large areas of the country are already covered by 4G, so we could connect you to our fast and robust broadband service within just a couple of weeks or so.
There are certain unique aspects about any broadband service delivered over 4G that it's worth you being aware of. So why not take a look at our dedicated "4G is different" page by clicking here - this will give you some really useful information on the differences you can expect from an internet service provided over 4G.