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Hampshire businesses urged to take up superfast broadband grant

Small and medium sized businesses across Hampshire are now eligible to apply for a Government grant of up to £3,000 towards the cost of upgrading their broadband connections, thanks to Hampshire County Council accreditation.

The County Council has joined forces with neighbouring authorities to access the Bournemouth City Scheme to make sure that all Hampshire businesses have the opportunity to share in the £40m available through Broadband Connection Vouchers.

Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Roy Perry, said: ““This is great news for Hampshire businesses. Whether they are start-ups in town, or farms in the countryside, I would urge them to apply as soon as possible, as the scheme is funded on a first-come, first-served basis. Our own programme will see at least 95 per cent of premises across Hampshire provided with access to superfast broadband speeds by September 2018 - a vital tool for economic success, and any additional opportunities which will help Hampshire businesses are very much welcomed.”  

Each local scheme is designed to meet the needs of the local area to help businesses grow and develop. Businesses will need to contact an approved supplier to get a quote for a solution. They can check their eligibility by entering their postcode on the Connected Cities Voucher scheme website: www.connectionvouchers.co.uk

The Hampshire scheme is being administered by Dorset County Council and is part of the greater Bournemouth City scheme, bringing benefits to businesses across the region.

Connected Cities Voucher scheme

 

 

 

For media enquiries please contact:
Alison Taylor, Communications Team Leader
Communications Team
Tel: 01962 845155
Email: alison.taylor@hants.gov.uk  

 

16 September 2015

 

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