SUPER CONNECTED SCHEME


ABOUT THE SCHEME


The Government Scheme invites organisations from any of the 50 participating cities in the UK to apply for a voucher which can then be used to fund all or part of the one-off connection cost when a super-fast connectivity service is purchased.

The amount available is up to £3000 and this is usually enough to pay for most if not all of the up-front connection costs. Also, as it’s a grant you won’t have to pay it back. You just pay the VAT, anything additional over £3,000 and the monthly subscription cost.

This funding can only be used for the connection itself: it won’t subsidise or pay for any monthly charges; it will only pay for the installation of a super-fast connectivity service.

Blackstaff Communications will be happy to provide a quotation on any of our super-fast connectivity services to businesses who have applied for a voucher from one of the participating cities.


INVESTING IN SUPER-CONNECTED CITIES

In 2011, the government set aside £100 million for an Urban Broadband Fund (UBF) that will create up to ten ‘super-connected’ cities across the UK.
From 2012 an additional 40 cities have been added to the scheme.

The super-connected cities will benefit from faster and better broadband for small business, with a voucher scheme launched to contribute towards the costs of connections for those businesses.

In addition, almost all of the participating cities will deploy wireless coverage to city centres and inside public buildings with funding from Broadband Delivery UK.

Having faster and more reliable broadband connections in existing commercial centres will help to create new jobs and investment, and make the UK a more attractive place to visit and do business.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT US

“The single best factor as a recipient of the Super Connected Scheme is that it allows us to be more efficient in our daily tasks.
We can manage and support our customers in real time which in our business is vital.”

Steve Morrison, Director, Phoenix 3D Telecom

“Since installing the Super Connected Scheme, our business has availed of the many benefits associated with a faster and more reliable IT connection”
Gary Mc Erlean, Quarter Accountants

“The Super Connected scheme has enabled Féile to be super-efficient. A lot of our work relies on internet connection and speed, and before super connected we were always struggling with our Internet service. I’m glad to say that’s no longer the case! Just imagine how efficient a super connected City could be!”
Kevin Gamble, Féile an Phobail

F.A.Q


HOW MUCH CAN YOU APPLY FOR?
The vouchers will cover the connection costs from £100 up to £3000.

WHAT SCENARIOS ARE COVERED?
The scheme delivers a future proof broadband connection that provides speeds anywhere from 30Mbps to 1Gbps. Multi-tenanted buildings or business parks can combine vouchers to collectively buy in the type of connectivity normally reserved for large enterprises.


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