I’m delighted that Kent is one of 17 councils across the country benefitting from a £22 million boost to the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
The changes mean that eligible residents and businesses can receive up £7,000 to help get faster broadband. With more people working from home, a good broadband connection is needed more than ever.
From September 2020, people in Kent can claim up to £5,500 per household and up to £3,500 per businesses from the Kent Top Up Voucher Scheme.
The new scheme can only be used in conjunction with the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme, and will give both homes and businesses a combined value of up to £7,000 per eligible premises.
A minimum of two households or businesses are required to access this funding, so it’s good opportunity for streets or whole communities to come together to improve their broadband. The extra funding should help to make more improvements financially viable.
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme supports rural areas where the cost of building new broadband infrastructure is too high for commercial operators alone.
For more information about the scheme, contact Kent County Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03000 42 00 09.
This is a limited scheme until March 2021 so make sure you don’t miss out!