Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

Better-Broadband_Website-Tablet-Banner (3)The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme is intended as an interim solution for homes and businesses in the UK that are currently unable to access broadband download speeds of at least 2Mbps.  

The Government has made a commitment to provide every home and business in the UK with access to a basic broadband service so that browsing the web and keeping in touch with families and friends is easier.

A subsidised broadband installation is now available to you if you cannot access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2Mbps. The provision has been put in place to allow residents and businesses to access a useable broadband service, pending the future availability of fibre broadband services within their area.

You can check whether superfast broadband is available to you using the line checker and identify your current broadband speed using the ADSL availability checker.

Homes and businesses will only be eligible for the scheme if they do not currently have access to more than 2Mbps. As well as major broadband networks such as Openreach and Virgin Media you may be able to get a better broadband service from other suppliers within your area.

Ofcom has a very useful guide to improving your broadband speed. Just follow this link for some practical tips.

Aggregating Better Broadband 

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If you believe you are eligible for the scheme further details can be found in the scheme guide scheme guide FAQs and the application guidelines. Please read these before completing the application form below.

Should you be successful with your application, we will contact you with your voucher details and unique voucher code.

For further information about the programme visit www.gov.uk/dcms

Enquiries can be e-mailed to better.broadband@culture.gov.uk

 

Aggregating better broadband subsidy codes to co-fund a broadband network

Residents and businesses that are eligible for the scheme can pool their codes together to potentially co-fund a broadband network with a broadband provider.

Read more about aggregating subsidy codes

 

In May 2016 the satellite scheme changed. Eligible applicants who have received codes will now be able to access fixed wireless technology as well as satellite. Please see the providers below:

Wireless providers:

 ASG Group www.asggroup.org.uk A number of locations across Leicestershire
W3Z Internet www.w3z.co.uk A number of locations across Leicestershire
Millennium Telecom www.millenniumtele.com A number of locations across Leicestershire
JHCS Newark Wireless www.jhcs.com North Leicestershire including areas near the Melton/Nottinghamshire border
APC Solutions www.apcsolutionsuk.com A number of locations across Leicestershire

 

Satellite providers:

Avonline Broadband www.avonlinebroadband.com A number of locations across Leicestershire
CorSat http://cornetworks.net/ A number of locations across Leicestershire
Digiweb www.digiweb.com/satellite A number of locations across Leicestershire
Primetech www.primetech-bduk.co.uk A number of locations across Leicesteshire
iBub Communications www.ibub.co.uk/satellitescheme A number of locations across Leicestershire
Europasat www.europasat.com/ A number of locations across Leicestershire
Broadband Wherever www.broadbandwherever.net A number of locations across Leicestershire
Prime Satellite Broadband www.primesatellitebroadband.com A number of locations across Leicestershire
Satellite Internet www.satelliteinternet.co.uk/bduk-better-broadband A number of locations across Leicestershire
Bentley Walker www.toowayinfo.bentleywalker.com/bduk/ A number of locations across Leicestershire
Lincolnshire satellite broadband www.lincolnshiresatellite.com A number of locations across Leicestershire
SAS UK www.sasukinstallations.co.uk A number of locations across Leicestershire
SOC Communications www.soccom.co.uk A number of locations across the UK
b4b telecoms http://b4btelecoms.com/ A number of locations across the UK
NotSpot Broadband http://notspotbroadband.com/grant-schemes/ A number of locations across the UK

 

Fibre to the Home (FTTH):

 

BT Community Partnerships www.communityfibre.bt.com A number of locations across Leicestershire and UK

 

4G

4G broadband has now been approved as an alternative solution under the BDUK Better Broadband Subsidy scheme.

You can check the availability of 4G broadband services using the Ofcom mobile coverage checker.

4G Internet is an approved supplier for the BDUK Better Broadband Subsidy scheme.