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Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Residents and Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the county’s rural areas can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose to go ‘gigabit’.

County, District and Borough Councils in West Sussex have worked together to jointly invest in topping up the government’s national voucher scheme to enable it to go further for our residents and businesses.

Rural eligible premises can now claim up to £4,000 each towards the installation cost of gigabit-capable broadband. The resident or business only pays for the ongoing broadband connection package, in the usual manner.

Gigabit capable connections are future ready and provide a big leap forward in terms of speeds and reliability. A gigabit is equivalent to a 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps).

To be eligible, premises need to be within a rural eligible postcode, receive download speeds of less than 100mbps, apply in a group of two or more premises and sign up to a broadband connectivity package of at least 30mbps for 12 months.

Find further information and check eligibility by visiting DCMS’s Gigabit Broadband voucher scheme website or contact us for advice and help by emailing broadband@westsussex.gov.uk.

The deadline to use the scheme is 31 March 2021.



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