Demand for faster, more reliable broadband has understandably hit an all-time high. The UK government aims to deliver a “world-class gigabit-capable infrastructure” across the entire country by 2025. However, as it stands, just 8% of UK premises have access to full-fibre broadband. At the current rate full-fibre broadband is being supplied, it is clear that demand cannot be met via the existing solution.
It’s not all doom and gloom
For the remaining 92% of the UK who are yet to have access to full-fibre broadband, the best option are Leased Lines (Fibre from the exchange straight to the premises). Over the last 3 years, prices for Leased Lines have dropped significantly. 5 Rings can provide Leased Lines for your business that cost over 50% less than 3 years ago.
The Gigabit Voucher Scheme is here to help
The government have recognised the issue concerning supply and demand, and have come up with a solution – The Gigabit Voucher Scheme. Once signed-up, businesses can receive grants of up to £2,500 to help with the installation of Leased Lines. However, you must act fast to guarantee you receive your funding. As of July 2019, £43.9m of the maximum £67m funding had already been committed.
As a registered Gigabit Voucher Scheme supplier, 5 Rings can help you access the scheme. We typically work with SMEs who are thinking about upgrading their broadband, so we really understand your needs. To register for the scheme, contact us below:
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Call: 0333 2200 555