Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide future-proof full fibre connections for homes and businesses. Rural areas of the UK, including Wiltshire, may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group scheme (two or more residents and/or SMEs).
Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers worth £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME) to support the cost of installing new fast and reliable connections.
For more information about the scheme, including details of how to apply, visit the government's gigabit broadband voucher scheme website.
Broadband Universal Service Obligation
In addition to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, central Goverment has recently passed legislation to ensure that every home and business in the UK has the legal right to request a decent, affordable broadband connection.
From 20 March 2020, if you can’t get a download speed of 10Mbps and an upload speed of 1Mbps, you can request an upgraded connection. You can make this request to direct to BT and you do not need to be an existing customer of BT to apply.
Learn more about the Universal Service Obligation including eligibility criteria and how to apply.