Broadband aid for rural businesses

Farmers and rural businesses struggling with poor broadband speeds should take advantage of new grants which will help them upgrade to full fibre networks, says land agency Strutt & Parker.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 10:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 10:30 am
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The launch of the Government’s new £67million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will give a boost to rural businesses and those communities around them.

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Claire Noble, from Strutt & Parker in Morpeth, said: “Small or medium-sized businesses can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help upgrade their broadband to a gigabit-capable connection. Residents and businesses can also benefit as part of a group project; they can secure grants of up to £500 each to contribute towards the cost of connection. It would be worth contacting local suppliers to see if there is an existing group project or collaborating with others interested.”

Applicants can access the scheme through a broadband supplier. For details, visit gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk

Or call Strutt & Parker’s Morpeth office on 01670 500870.