The scheme sets out to provide access to a free or subsidised broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2Mb per second.
Reliable access to the internet is an important part of everyday life at home and at work. If you currently experience poor broadband speeds, or are unable to obtain an affordable broadband service at all, using Briskona in conjunction with the Scheme will provide you with access to a fast broadband service that will offer speeds of at least 10Mb per second, you also have the option of our Superfast products 30Mb per second.
If you take advantage of the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme your household or business will still be eligible for a fibre to the cabinet (BT) broadband service in the future if this deploys in your area.
Currently applications to the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme can be made until the end of December 2017.
How It Works
Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the Scheme will be provided with a unique code that will cover the cost of the installation of a Briskona Home or Business Connect broadband service including any necessary equipment. Where a service requires a higher installation cost the voucher will cover the first £300. You can check on BDUK for eligibility click on this link http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk/ and check eligibility.
There is a requirement to enter into a contract for a minimum of 12 months and pay any remaining cost of installation, the monthly charge for the service you select including any VAT payable.
The code has no other value and cannot be redeemed in any other way than through the Scheme.
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Their pledge is to transform broadband nationwide by delivering super fast browsing speeds and better mobile connectivity by 2017.
So what does this mean for you?
If you’re located in Scotland and are suffering from slow connectivity below 2Mbps, you could be eligible for a subsidy of up to £300! The scheme is aimed at rural areas that will not receive a fibre connection and covers free hardware and installation of your Fixed Wireless broadband package. For full details of BDUK subsidy schemes visit the Government website.
How do I apply
The application process runs through your local county council with different schemes available depending on where you live. Visit the government website to find out what's available in your area and how to apply.
What's in it for them?
As more and more of the world’s money changes hands online, better British connectivity means a better British economy - and so far, the Government has made a £530 million public investment in broadband to make this happen.
As an official partner, Briskona can offer you a range of high-speed Fixed Wireless Broadband packages to fit your budget.