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Boost your bottom line with a free broadband grant

SME owners in 22 cities could be entitled to a grant of up to £3k

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Many small businesses across the UK can now obtain a free grant to upgrade their business to a faster broadband connection as part of the wider government rollout of superfast broadband.

The Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme will enable business owners across 22 cities to apply for a grant of up to £3,000, which will cover the capital and equipment costs of upgrading their connection.

Benefits small businesses could see as a result of a faster connection include:

  • Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers

  • Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data

  • Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds

The scheme remains open for applications until 31 March 2015. Visit the Connection Vouchers website for more information.

Published 18 August 2014