How Does it Work?

Gigabit-capable broadband connections over the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the Government is committed to a vision of a digitally connected Britain.

Homes and businesses in rural areas of the UK may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group scheme.

Northern Fibre is a registered approved and active supplier under the government’s gigabit voucher scheme, to connecting fibre to properties in the eligible areas of Huddersfield.

About the scheme

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme has the strategic objective of increasing gigabit-capable coverage across the UK.

Starting in March 2018, the programme launched the thirst wave of its programme, designed to encourage broadband service providers to build full-fibre networks in the UK for small to medium-sized businesses and nearby residents when part of a group scheme.

In May 2019, the programme launched a wave of funding to support the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to homes and businesses in rural areas of the UK when part of a group scheme.

What is a gigabit connection?

For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full-fibre connection is required. One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you into the future.

Who is eligible?

Homes and businesses with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections when part of a group scheme.

Group projects are when two or more residents and/or SMEs get together to combine their vouchers towards the shared cost of installation. Single connections are not eligible for additional funding.

Northern Fibre is gathering a list of people in the community who are interested and will facilitate the gigabit voucher admin on your behalf so that we can get you connected.

Please register your interest today on the form below and we will be in touch soon.

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