What is the DCMS Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?
The Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme aims to increase gigabit-capable coverage across the UK. In other words, the goal is to bring fast, reliable broadband to rural communities that often miss out.
The scheme provides eligible areas across the UK with vouchers to help with the installation costs of bringing gigabit connectivity to people’s homes and businesses.
Who is eligible?
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available to rural households and small businesses who meet the following criteria:
- Are currently unable to receive broadband speeds over 100Mbps (gigabit capable)
- Are not part of an existing government-funded scheme, and are not likely to be in the near future
- Are part of a ‘project’ (e.g. two or more properties)
- Are a ‘rural’ property as defined by DeFRA
Communities or projects register their interest in the voucher scheme and work to drive registrations in their area.
With enough demand from your area, we'll look at delivering full fibre to your community.
We'll get in touch individually to check that you agree to our terms and conditions regarding the voucher scheme.
Congratulations, you're connected! We'll let the DCMS know that the hard bit is done.
The DCMS will check with you by email that your service is up and running.
The DCMS will sometimes make further checks to ensure that you're happy with everything.
All done! Use your new connection to work, stream and surf across multiple devices at the same time.
Register your interest
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Find out how we worked with one community to bring Lightstream full fibre broadband to the rural village of Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire.