Rural Broadband: Gigabit Voucher Scheme

The government is committed to delivering lightning-fast, reliable gigabit-capable broadband to everyone in the UK as soon as possible, working hard with broadband providers to accelerate their commercial development plans.

For hard to reach areas where broadband is more costly to build, the government is investing £5 billion to ensure places are not left behind. Up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.

The rollout to hard to reach areas of the UK will be subsidised by government contracts, awarded to broadband providers over the next few years, until the whole of the UK is connected. The rollout has already begun and you can find out more about it here.

If you and your community are not included in any commercial rollout plans and you do not want to wait for your area to be connected through the Project Gigabit rollout, you can apply for UK Gigabit Vouchers through this scheme.


Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.


To apply, you must go through a registered supplier. The checker on this page will direct you to suppliers you can speak to about making an application.
You can find out more about the process on this page.


For local information about improvements to digital connectivity, please visit the Superfast Berkshire website. Details of the Gigabit Voucher Scheme can be found in the News section of the website. http://www.superfastberkshire.org.uk/

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