7th July 2015

Financial Support for Better Broadband in Shropshire

Financial Support for Better Broadband in Shropshire

Eligible businesses and charitable organisations in Shropshire can now apply for a Connection Voucher worth up to £3,000 towards the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband. Connection Vouchers will be made available on a first-come first-served basis until 31 March 2016.

A free seminar is being held on 15th July 2015 for businesses to find out more. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the suppliers delivering better broadband services to Shropshire and surrounding counties.  

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2015

Time: from 13:30 to 17:30

Location: Council Chamber, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Free parking and refreshments on arrival.

Click here to register your attendance

Click here to download the seminar programme

The free seminar will be led by the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) and Connecting Shropshire.  Read Connecting Shropshire's latest update here (pdf).


Connection Voucher Scheme for Shropshire businesses

Vouchers are available to any eligible organisation and can cover both fixed broadband solutions (usually a fibre connection), or wireless solutions such as satellite or microwave broadband, where fibre is not available.

For any business that would like to find out more about the Connection Voucher Scheme in advance of the free seminar, further information can be found at http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/connection-voucher-scheme/, including details of:

  • How the scheme works and what costs can be covered
  • Eligibility criteria
  • How to apply: http://voucherapply.com/
  • Pooling vouchers to improve connectivity for a community or business park
  • Suppliers that can provide connectivity
  • Contact details for Digital Birmingham (administrators): voucherapply@birmingham.gov.uk

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