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Broadband for business - connection vouchers

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Broadband for business - connection vouchers

The government grant scheme ( is now up and running for SME (small/medium) businesses, charities and social enterprises.
It funds the cost of connection up to £3,000 (I believe) for superfast broadband - exceeding 30mbps.
The following cities are included in the scheme:
Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Derry/Londonderry, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Perth, Portsmouth, Salford, York.

If you are not VAT registered, you will need to pay the VAT amount of the connection cost.
This could fund most of the FTTPoD connection/installation cost for some businesses (particularly useful if you have a home business!).
First question for PN - why are you not one of the registered suppliers?!
Edit: I should add the vouchers only cover the connection cost, not the on-going monthly charges etc.
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Re: Broadband for business - connection vouchers

Hi Andy,
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but I've got a reply from our Head of Business:
We we’re invited to take part in the scheme but our FTTP service is still in trial and not available for general sale, as such we decided to opt out for the time being. FTTP is on our list of future services (especially in Business) however I can’t commit to any timescales at present. Should this or similar schemes be available when we launch the product in full we will of course opt in and allow our customers to benefit from this great offer.
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