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The Superfast Worcestershire Partnership is working to bring superfast broadband connectivity to 97% of homes and businesses in Worcestershire by Summer 2021. Whilst great progress has already been made and superfast speeds are available to over 95% of Worcestershire premises, areas without access to superfast speeds still remain.
For those in the remaining 3%, there are a number of funding schemes available, aimed at supporting communities and businesses.
Summary of the schemes:
- Open Schemes
- Project Gigabit – New national scheme launched April 2021 with a narrower eligibility criteria for rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100 Mbps who can apply for vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each SME (inc. sole traders) and up to £1,500 per residential premises to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.
- Universal Service Obligation (USO) – The UK Government is introducing USO for broadband to ensure that the UK has world-class digital connectivity and inclusion by 2020.
- Other Projects & future funding including Community Pathfinder Project with Airband, more details on potential future funding, supporting commercial infrastructure providers and mobile operators in Worcestershire