Waltham Forest Gigabyte Voucher Scheme

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Waltham Forest Gigabyte Voucher Scheme

Find out about a government voucher scheme from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport can help local businesses and organisations get gigabit broadband, and how to register for the scheme.

A government voucher scheme is available in Waltham Forest for local businesses and organisations to get gigabit broadband.

The voucher scheme will provide up to £2,500 to help with the cost of getting gigabit broadband which is 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps). 

Applicants must be small or medium sized enterprises (SME), registered charities or social enterprises.  Further details on eligibility for the scheme can be found on the gigabit broadband voucher scheme website.

How gigabit broadband can help your business

Gigabit connectivity could be transformative for your business by:

•    helping to boost productivity by saving time and speeding up processing, 
•    making it easier to use cloud services
•    enabling employees to work remotely and more flexibly
•    delivering satisfied customers, more likely to come back

How to register for the scheme

The scheme is open now with funding from the government distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.  Waltham Forest businesses are advised to contact local suppliers on the scheme as soon as possible.

Find out more information on the gigabit broadband voucher scheme website.

What about residents? Can they apply?

In Waltham Forest residents could also benefit from gigabit broadband. In the borough, the Government scheme could also help residents to get gigabit broadband. Visit the gigabit broadband site and make contact with a supplier offering packages in the Waltham Forest area to see if you could get a voucher.

In order to benefit from a voucher as a resident, you must be part of a group project with eligible businesses. As part of this group, you are able to combine the values of your vouchers.

There is no minimum size for a group project but for every business in the group you can have up to 10 residents’ vouchers worth £500 each.