This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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.