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Author Topic: Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme  (Read 863 times)

Bowdon

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Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:23:10 AM »

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/03/government-launch-67m-uk-gigabit-broadband-voucher-scheme.html

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The UK government has launched a new nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which is funded by a pot of £67m and aims to provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for businesses (SME) or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband.

The GBVS scheme is said to “build on” the wider £200m Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme (we’ve been told the £67m is “new spend” from the £31bn National Productivity Investment Fund), which earlier this week allocated £95m of its funding to help stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband across 13 areas (mostly urban locations).

It is good to see the funding coming in to push for full fibre networks. Now we just have to get rid of the old copper lines.
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Re: Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 03:02:17 AM »

 Just noticed that https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/ increased the value of the vouchers to £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 per SME towards the cost of being connected - from May 2019 it seems - and now specifically target rural areas.

I wonder if Weaver has looked to see if this would work for him? I assume he would qualifies for the £3.5k due to the B&B.. and/or how much the BT Community Fibre Partnership scheme would cost (especially if several neighbours combined vouchers to offset costs)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 03:13:06 AM by gt94sss2 »
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Re: Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 08:39:48 AM »

Has anyone had experience with the Community Fibre Partnership scheme, approximately how many people do you need to sign up to make it economically viable / are there any more details on the scheme online?

I live in a rural area with FTTC but no fibre, my local town (Tenbury Wells) has no fibre either as far as I know (and no plans for it).  One issue where I live is that a lot of people are elderly / retired and they put up with (and pay for!) horrible connectivity so engagement might be low.

Anyone been part of a successful scheme?

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Re: Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 10:00:25 AM »

Chunkers, you'll probably get much more information about CFP's over on Think Broadband, I've often seem people posting on there about them and getting replies.

There's some FTTP just outside your town (WR15 8HL has it amongst others) https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/index.php?tab=2&election=1#15/52.3188/-2.5994/geafttp/

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Re: Government Launch £67m UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 01:58:54 PM »

Chunkers, you'll probably get much more information about CFP's over on Think Broadband, I've often seem people posting on there about them and getting replies.

There's some FTTP just outside your town (WR15 8HL has it amongst others) https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/index.php?tab=2&election=1#15/52.3188/-2.5994/geafttp/

Thanks, I'll go over there and have a look
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