A scheme to subsidise super-fast broadband for small firms is to be simplified and relaunched due to low take-up figures.
The Super-Connected Cities scheme offers small firms in 22 designated cities – including Bradford and Leeds – the opportunity to apply for vouchers worth up to £3,000 to install super-fast broadband.
STOP PRESS: A breakfast event will be held in Saltaire on Tues 21 Oct providing more information on this. Contact the Super Connected Cities Leeds Bradford team on 0113 3950357 to book your free place. (8-9.30am, Victoria Hall)
£100 million worth of vouchers were made available but it has been revealed that only £7.5 million has been allocated so far. The poor take-up is said to be due to business owners having difficulty understanding the scheme, which will now be streamlined. In a bid to encourage more applications, broadband service providers are also believed to be introducing new offers for business. The scheme ends in March.
For more details about the scheme, go to Superfast Broadband here.