SMEs can get up to £3,000 for faster broadband

Many small businesses across the UK can now obtain a free grant to upgrade their business to a faster broadband connection as part of the wider government rollout of superfast broadband.

The Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme will enable business owners across 22 cities to apply for a grant of up to £3,000, which will cover the capital and equipment costs of upgrading their connection.

Benefits small businesses could see as a result of a faster connection include:

  • Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
  • Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
  • Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds

The scheme remains open for applications until 31 March 2015.


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