The Superfast Northamptonshire project is working towards the provision of countywide access to superfast broadband (download speeds above 24Mbps), with a target to achieve this by the end of 2017.
The project is led by Northamptonshire County Council, supported by local partners including DDC and telecoms providers and is part of the Government's Superfast Britain programme.
To find out more, please visit the SuperfastNorthamptonshire website
Help for Small Businesses to upgrade to Superfast Broadband
Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are being encouraged to check if they’re eligible for a Broadband Connection Voucher from Northamptonshire County Council to get them connected to the superfast broadband network.
A Connection Voucher can provide up to half of the cost of upgrading their internet connection to speeds of 30Mbps or more (up to a value of £2,500).
The funding for the vouchers has been made available through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Northamptonshire Digital Enhancement Project. The connection vouchers are one stream of the project aiming to help Northamptonshire based SMEs make digital improvements.
Delivered through the Northamptonshire Growth Hub - Northamptonshire County Council and the University of Northampton are working together to support SME digital growth and extend the impact of the Superfast Northamptonshire project.
Who is eligible?
The connection vouchers are being offered to qualifying Northamptonshire based businesses who are not in areas with plans for commercial coverage or covered by the Superfast Northamptonshire project.
Visit the Superfast Northamptonshire When and Where Map to find out whether broadband plans are confirmed for your area. The light blue areas on the map indicate where Superfast Broadband plans are not yet confirmed
How to apply
If your business is in one of the light blue areas on the Superfast Northamptonshire When and Where Map call Northamptonshire Growth Hub on 01604 212696 to find out more about the Broadband Connection Voucher scheme and determine if you are eligible to receive funding.