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Cash to help businesses get better, faster broadband

24 August 2015

Do you run a small or medium-sized businesses, a charity or social enterprise in Derbyshire? If so, you may be entitled to get help from central Government to pay for a broadband connection.

We've worked in partnership with Derby City Council to agree an extension of its connection voucher scheme into Derbyshire.

This means eligible businesses, charities and social enterprises can apply for up to £3,000 to help install superfast broadband no matter where in the county they're based.

Our Cabinet Support Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Paul Dunn said:

"We're committed to supporting local businesses to help create a thriving local economy. Our Digital Derbyshire programme is bringing better, faster broadband to 88,000 homes and businesses across the county.

"We know the benefits Superfast Broadband can bring for local firms. A fast and reliable broadband service is as important as good road and rail links for businesses today.

"We're bringing the technology through Digital Derbyshire and it's great that we've now managed to make sure there's cash available to help give local businesses access. It means Derbyshire businesses can compete both nationally and globally and bring jobs and prosperity to the county."

Local firms can apply individually or as a group to connect bigger or more complicated premises such as an office block. If their application is successful, businesses would need to pay for the line rental and VAT.

The Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme will be administered locally on behalf of central Government by Derby City Council.

For more information visit Superconnected Derby (opens in a new window)

Telephone: 01332 742 540
Email: shane.chaddha@derby.gov.uk

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